COON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-21 published
MAITLAND, Allen Bruce
On Tuesday July 18, 2006 only ten days short of his 86th birthday, Allen passed away at Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Street Site, due to complications following hip surgery. A veteran of World War 2 in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, R.C.E.M.E., he was awarded the 1939-45 Star, the France and Germany Star and C.V.S.M. and Clasp, serving in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. After the war, he was a professional driver, then worked for Toronto Hydro until retirement. He was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Oddfellows (I.O.O.F.), and was active in a wide range of organizations including those devoted to railway and Toronto history. In recent years, he lived at St. Hilda's Towers where he had many Friends. Allen is survived by two relatives, Jackie LOUCKS of Alaska and Alemeth RITCHIE of Toronto, longtime Friends Jack MURTON and Bill HOOD, dear Friends Tony RICCI, Dorothy DUNCAN and Jane BEECROFT. Friends will be received at McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 1812 Eglinton Avenue West (at Dufferin) on Sunday July 23 from 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday July 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Allen may be remembered in donations to The Last Post Fund. Inc., 811 - 55 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto M4T 1M2, or, St. Hilda's Towers Foundation, 2339 Dufferin Street, Toronto M6E 4Z5, or, Tollkeeper's Fund-Heritage Toronto, 3rd Floor, 157 King Street East, Toronto M5C 1G9. Special thanks are due to Carol COON, Director of Nursing at St. Hilda's, and to Emergency Room nurses Debbie and Sharon, who saw him through the most difficult of his last hours.

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COON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-11 published
COON, Clifford Gerald
Peacefully, on Monday, January 9th, 2006 at the St. Catharines General Hospital, in his 84th year. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Helen (July 29, 2005) for 58 years. Loving father of Margaret (Art) ASHUKIAN and Donna (Murray) DOUGLAS/DOUGLASS. Loving Papa of Mayram, Ahron (Stephanie), Michael and Adam. Papa COON of Madeline. Survived by his brother Clayton (Jean) COON and sister-in-law Ethel WALKER. Cliff was a Veteran of World War 2, 60 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17 in Thorold and a longtime member of Saint John's Anglican Church, Thorold. He was employed with Stephens and Rankin Construction before retiring. "A loving husband, father, Papa, a good friend to many and proud to have served his country." Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Cliff's life will be held at St. John's Anglican Church (12 Carleton Street South, Thorold) on Friday, January 13th at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation Dialysis Unit would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the Hammond Funeral Home and Chapel, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold.

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COONEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-08 published
'An incredibly lovely person'
To her grieving family, Lisa POSLUNS was an inspiration
Murder cut short life of joy and energy, they tell Peter SMALL
By Peter SMALL, Staff Reporter, Page B1
On a heartbreakingly brilliant day in a cemetery north of Toronto, Helen POSLUNS points to a young sugar maple arching above her sister's headstone, its buds impatient to sprout.
The family planted it in her memory two years ago.
Every March 30, Lisa POSLUNS' birthday, family and Friends decorate it with coloured balloons.
"She loved cheerful things," her sister recalls, their mother, Margie, looking on from a bench placed in Lisa's honour.
"She was full of life and energy. She was very much a glass-is-half-full sort of person."
The 38-year-old commercial real estate broker's crumpled body was found November 3, 2002, in the ground-floor equipment room of the Yorkville building where she rented an office.
A jury found 36-year-old Nelson DEJESUS guilty yesterday of first-degree murder in her sexual assault and stabbing.
At the cemetery, Helen POSLUNS clears snow from the base of her sister's headstone to reveal a ceramic flowerpot fashioned by one of Lisa's nieces, and some small pumpkins.
"She loved pumpkins," Helen recalls. "She loved Halloween."
"She was the kind of person you would never want to let go of. Never," Margie POSLUNS says.
Pardes Shalom Cemetery is the last place Helen saw her sister, just 13 days before she was murdered.
It was during the unveiling of the headstone for Helen's first and only child, Zachary, who died just one day old on March 21, 2002, of a chromosomal disorder.
"She stood there with me and my husband, holding our arms," Helen says. Afterward they walked down the gentle slope from Zachary's grave to the cemetery road, Lisa's hair blowing in the wind, Helen recalls.
Now her headstone stands beside his.
"You are our inspiration and our guiding light," its inscription reads, in part. "We will never let go of you." Also inscribed is a long-stemmed broken rose -- the family's redefinition of a Jewish symbol for a child who dies before her time.
"Lisa was really an incredibly lovely person," Helen says.
"She was like a rose, a beautiful delicate rose, and we felt like she was snapped in half. We felt like we were snapped in half."
Lisa-Ann Lauren POSLUNS was born in Toronto in 1964 to Margie and lawyer Avrum POSLUNS, a few years after the births of Helen and their brother, Steve.
She spent most of her first two years in the Hospital for Sick Children, battling gastrointestinal problems.
"For someone who struggled and fought even at that stage of her life -- she faced challenges, and met them all -- to have her life taken …" Helen says.
She attended Associated Hebrew Day School of Toronto, then York Mills Collegiate.
A good all-around student, she excelled at math and loved the arts. She took piano lessons and ballet, and tried her hand at modelling.
Two years after her father died of cancer, the family moved to the St. Clair Ave. and Avenue Rd. area and she settled into Grade 13 at Forest Hill Collegiate.
She was a cheerleader and played drums in a school band, practising with her bandmates in the POSLUNS home. "Those were good days when you heard banging and music," Margie says.
Even as an adult, Lisa kept a set of drums in her apartment.
She loved the musical Annie, John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, and was a lifelong member of the Donny Osmond fan club. He called the family after she died.
In the Talmud it says that to save a life is to save the world. By the same token, to take a life is to take the world -- a person's death affects so many people, Helen says.
Alicia ROSS, another woman killed in her prime, is buried metres from Lisa.
"When we bring flowers to Lisa, we leave a flower there for Alicia," Helen says. "I can't believe that these people aren't here any more."
Lisa earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Ryerson, graduating in 1988 on the dean's list.
She started in photocopier sales, then moved into real estate, first as an agent and then as a commercial broker.
In her scant spare time, she did charity work, particularly for children.
"She had a real heart for people who didn't have enough in life for the basic necessities," Helen says. "She was very selfless."
At work and at home, she was known as immaculate, super-organized and thoughtful. She could find the perfect gift for anybody, always wrapping it with care and adding her trademark extra touch: candy or chocolate coins.
"Lisa had her running shoes on all the time," her mother recalls. "She didn't walk, she ran. She made everything fun for me."
And she always found time for her two nieces and nephew, who called her Auntie Lis.
One of Helen's strongest images of her sister is what it was like to walk into their mom's house with Lisa already there helping in the kitchen.
She would come out chewing on a piece of celery, "and she would give you a very, very tight hug. She would give you bear hugs."
In 2000, she left her job as vice-president of a real estate company to found her own, Posluns Realty Inc. The modest office suite she leased on the fifth floor of 94 Cumberland Street, near Bay and Bloor Sts., was just a five-minute walk from her apartment.
She travelled across North America scouting malls and commercial buildings for clients, often large chains including Dairy Queen and Tim Hortons.
Jane COONEY, founder of Books for Business, hired Lisa to help her renew her lease. Soon they were Friends.
"She was very generous and would take the time I needed," COONEY recalls. "She just always gave more than she got."
Early media reports that styled Lisa as a rich, sex-in-the-city stereotype baffled the family. She was just an average working woman trying to turn her dreams into reality, Helen says.
The nine-storey building where she hung her shingle had low rents, she says. "That's why we laughed when they said it was her 'posh Yorkville office.'"
Nor are the POSLUNS the prominent family portrayed by some, Helen says. Their branch is only distantly connected to the POSLUNS involved with the Dylex clothing empire.
After Lisa died, some media coverage seemed to imply she deserved what she got, Helen says. "They went out of their way to say she was single and had no children. It was very sexist."
Some reports also focused on lawsuits she had launched against former clients, including Starbucks and Mark's Work Wearhouse, over alleged breach of contract.
Helen, a lawyer who carried on the lawsuits in Lisa's honour, won't discuss them in detail. But she called her sister a tough negotiator with strong ethics, always out to get the best deal for her clients.
"The men didn't like her because she worked harder than them," Margie says. "She was one little person in one little company."
Lots of women work hard and put in long hours, Helen says. They don't expect a killer to strike as they leave for the night.
Lisa's last day was mundane, albeit in a nice part of town.
She got her hair done at Holt Renfrew, the upscale Bloor St. W. retailer where she also bought clothes. She was acutely aware that she was the public face of her firm, virtually a one-woman operation, and had to meet company presidents looking right, Helen says.
That night, she had dinner alone at a small Bay St. eatery.
She returned to her office around 7 p.m. to prepare legal documents for the lawsuit against Mark's. "She was so upset and nervous about the case," Helen says.
Her mother called briefly. Lisa said she was leaving soon and promised to call her mom when she got home. "I hung up the phone about 8 o'clock," Margie says. "I said, 'I love you.' And she said, 'I love you,' and that was the last I heard of her voice."
This past March 30 marked the fourth of Lisa's birthdays the family has commemorated since her death.
"We try to make it through the day and stay alive," Helen says.
But the manner of Lisa's death keeps her family and Friends from finding any peace of mind.
A physically shy, modest woman, she was brutally sexually assaulted, stabbed and left with her throat slit in a dirty equipment room.
"We know what absolute hell she went through and there will never be any peace for us around her death. In this kind of death, we can't get over what happened to her and what she had to suffer through all by herself, and in such pain. She must have been beyond petrified of all she had to face, and all alone."
It's hard to sit at the family dinner table knowing she won't be there, Helen says.
To this day, they set a wine glass on the table filled with Coke and ice, Lisa's usual Friday-night drink.
For the POSLUNS family, "she is still alive and will always be alive in some way," Helen says.
"We can't accept that she's not here.
"No matter what we do, there is always sadness," her mother says.
A woman at a bereavement group said it best, Helen recalls: When someone so significant to you dies, you can never have the same life because a part of yourself has died.
"It's like being a fish on land. That's the closest anyone has put it to me."

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COONEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-10 published
RANCE, Alfred J.
April 6, 2006, in his 93rd year. Survived by his sister Ethel COONEY, Ladysmith, British Columbia, his children Gerri TOMPKINS (Brian,) Normajean CURRIE (John KNECHTEL) and John RANCE (Jean,) 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife Norma and son James. Interment at Glendale Memorial Gardens, 1810 Albion Rd. (at Hwy. 27) Thursday April 13 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright Street, Richmond Hill L4C 4A1.

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COONEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-12 published
SNOW, Mary (née COONEY)
Passed away, unexpectedly, at home on Monday, April 10, 2006. Loving and devoted wife of David for 39 years. Wonderful mother to Chris (Charlotte), Heather (Dan) and Beau. Grandmother of Kyle and Tyler. Loving daughter of Isobel and daughter-in-law of Evelyn. Mary was eldest sister to Diane (Dave), Jim (Joyce), Eileen (Rick), Robert (Deborah), Laura (Joe) and Rita (Dale). Mary was a positive, upbeat person that you would always feel comfortable around. She always thought of others and put their needs and joy ahead of her own. She truly enjoyed the simple things in life. A Celebration of her Life will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the "Scarborough Chapel" of McDougall and Brown, 2900 Kingston Rd. (east of St. Clair Ave. E.). Cremation has taken place. Donations in her memory may be made to the Parkinson Society.

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COONS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-20 published
HUX, Arthur " Art" Christian
Of Blenheim, passed away Saturday March 18, 2006 at London Health Sciences, University Campus. He was born in Rodney Township 86 years ago to the late Barbara (BRAUN) HUX and Jacob HUX. Art is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Norma (ZOLLER) HUX of Blenheim. Surviving are his children Margaret HUX and her husband Bob NIVEN of Hamilton, Barbara HUX and her husband Clive BAUGH of Hamilton, Dan HUX and his finance Barbara ELLERY of Midland, Robert HUX of Montreal and Bill HUX of London. Missing their grandfather are Michael, Laurel, Gillian, Collin an Dee Jay. Also surviving are foster daughters Ethel COLLINS, Marie BABINCAU and her husband Roger and Sandy COONS. Art is predeceased by his sisters Anna, Mary, Freda and Edith, along with brothers Martin, John and Arnold. The HUX family will receive Friends for visitation at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley Street, Blenheim, on Monday March 20, 2006 from 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with the Rev. Bruce COOK officiating. Interment will follow in Churchville Cemetery, Rodney. Friends wising to make a memorial donation in memory of Art are asked to consider either the Stroke Recovery Association or the Blenheim United Church Memorial Fund. Donations can be arranged by visiting or calling the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, (519) 676-9200. Online condolences may be left at www.blenheimcommunity funeralhome.com

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COONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-18 published
COONS, Rosa
Passed away peacefully on February 16th at Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill. Beloved wife of Gib, loving mother of Susan MERRICK (Tom,) Bev DON (Bill) and Mark. Dear Nana of Todd RUSSELL and Lorne DON. Cremation will be followed by a private family service. Friends are invited to join the family to celebrate Rosa's phenominal life at Bayview Golf and Country Club, Thornhill, February 26th, 2-5 p.m. Many thanks to Dr. Brenda WHITNEY, and the caregivers at Hill House Hospice and York Central Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hill House Hospice, (905) 737-9308. "Live, Love, Laugh."

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COONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-01 published
BOULT, Alice Lillian
Peacefully on December 30, 2005 at St. Joseph's Health Centre. Alice, at age 80, beloved wife of the late Kenneth BOULT. Dear aunt to Dorothy and her husband John COONS and Barbara FOSTER and her husband Steve. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, dear friend Alba and many others. Friends will be received at Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. West on Monday from 12: 00 noon until time of service at 2: 00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Cremation to follow.

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COONS o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-18 published
COONS, Rosa
Passed away peacefully on February 16th, 2006 at Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill. Beloved wife of Gib, loving mother of Susan MERRICK (Tom,) Bev DON (Bill) and Mark. Dear Nana of Todd RUSSELL and Lorne DON. Cremation will be followed by a private family service. Friends are invited to join the family to celebrate Rosa's phenominal life at Bayview Golf and Country Club, Thornhill, Sunday, February 26th, 2-5 p.m. Many thanks to Dr. Brenda WHITNEY, and the caregivers at Hill House Hospice and York Central Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hill House Hospice, (905) 737-9308. "Live, Love, Laugh"

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COOPER o@ca.on.brant.brantford.the_expositor 2006-03-27 published
MANN, Robert Malcolm
Peacefully, with his loving family at his side, in the care of the Stedman Community Hospice, on Saturday March 25, 2006, in his 72nd year. Dear brother of Joan (Roy) HOPKINS, Mary (John) LAVALEE, Audrey COOPER, Betty (Jim) HOPKINS, Ross (Sandy), Raymond (Ann), Arthur (Cathy), and Fred (Jean). Also survived by his niece and special caregiver Cyndy and her helpful daughter Becky, and many other nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the Victorian Order of Nurses, and Community Care Access Centre for your kindness and support. Friends will be received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross Street, on Monday from 6-9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at 1 p.m. Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery to follow. Donations to the Stedman Community Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. www.dennistoll.ca

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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-14 published
KEITH, Donald Allison
Passed away at the Bruce-Grey Health Services, Walkerton on Friday, January 13th, 2006, at the age of 69 years. Don KEITH of Paisley, dear friend of Louise CLARK, husband of the late Sharon ATKINSON, father of Cindy and her husband Ken BESTWARD of Southampton, Popa of Tyler and Trevor BESTWARD. Don is survived by his sister Marie COOPER of Kincardine, by his mother-in-law Isma ATKINSON of McVeen Lodge in Hanover, and by his sister-in-law Mary Pat ATKINSON of Durham. He is predeceased by his brother Cecil, and by one brother in infancy. Friends may call at the W. Kent Milroy Funeral Home, Paisley Chapel, 216 Queen Street South, Paisley from 2: 00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 15th. Funeral service will be conducted in Westminster Presbyterian Church, Queen Street, Paisley, on Monday at 11: 00 a.m., with the Reverend Shelley BUTTERFIELD- KOCIS officiating. Interment Douglas Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 295, or the Walkerton and District Health Services Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial online at www.milroyfuneralhomes.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-13 published
COOPER, David Brian
Suddenly at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton, on Saturday, March 11th, 2006. David Brian COOPER of Sauble Beach in his 71st year. Beloved husband of the former Pat DAY. Cherished father of Jamie and his wife Yvonne, of Brampton. Caring grandfather of Brandon, Alana, and David. Brother of Glen COOPER and his wife Roxanne, of Glen Williams; brother-in-law of Charlene MacCORMACK, of Port Carling. Sadly missed by his extended family, Bill and Mary SCHNEIDER, of Palmerston; nieces, nephews and many Friends. Predeceased by his parents, George “Jiggs“ and Aileen COOPER and brother Gary. David was proud to serve five years with the Royal Canadian Navy, with his last posting on the Aircraft Carrier H.M.C.S. Bonaventure. At David's request, there will be no visitation. Family wish Friends to join with them for a Celebration of David's Life and Tree Dedication at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach(519) 422-0041 at a time to be announced in the spring. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Vision 2002 or Bruce Peninsula Hospice would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home. A Blue Spruce tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow in memory of David. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-18 published
HALLIDAY, Wilda Doreen (née COOPER) (1930-2006)
Passed away, peacefully at Lisaard House on March 16th, 2006 at the age of 76 years. Loving mother of Stephen, Kim and Catherine. Proud grandmother of Nicole, Jacob and Laura HALLIDAY and Melissa, Kristina and James BUTLER. Sadly missed by Rosanne HALLIDAY and Suzanne HARDCASTLE. Predeceased by her husband Gordon Earl HALLIDAY (1990,) her parents Harold and Lilian COOPER, of the Bruce Penninsula and many brothers and sisters. Wilda loved the wilds of Georgian Bay where the family enjoyed many summers together fishing, boating and exploring. Picking berries and leeks, which found their way to the dinner table, was a favorite pastime spent with her Friends and family. Friends are invited to share their memories of Wilda with her family at the Edward R. Good Funeral Home 171 King Street South in Waterloo on Monday, March 20th, 2006 from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Wilda's life will be held at Saint_John's Lutheran Church on Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Pastor Val HENNIG officiating. Interment will follow in Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Following the committal service, Friends are invited to join the family at the family residence for refreshments and a time to visit. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the caregivers at Lisaard House, Canadian Cancer Society and the many other people who supported and cared for Wilda. In Wilda's memory, donations may be made to Lisaard House and can be arranged through the funeral home. Condolences / Donations / Flowers www.edwardrgood.com 745-8445
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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-03-18 published
MASSEL, Harvey “Tony&rdquo
Harvey Henry “Tony” MASSEL, 70 of Shakespeare passed away in Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, March 16th, 2006. He was born in Saugeen, Ontario on August 26th, 1935 a son of the late Milton MASSEL and the former Vivian LADD. Tony was an equipment operator with the Ministry of Transportation until his retirement in April of 1996; he was a member of North and South Easthope Volunteer Fire Department for twenty-two years where he had served as Fire Chief; was a former member of Shakespeare Optimist Club and a member of Shakespeare Presbyterian Church. He married the former Marjorie Jean KENNEDY at Meaford on December 22nd, 1955. She predeceased him on June 27th, 2004. He is survived by two sons, Anthony “Tony” and wife Sandy MASSEL of Gadshill, Gary MASSEL of Shakespeare; three daughters, Ann MASSEL of Mitchell, Linda and husband David DIEHL of Simcoe, Susan MASSEL and friend Johan LAGRAINGE of Stratford; six grandchildren, Stephen and Mathew DIEHL, Michelle and husband Shane RESTOULE, Sarah McEWIN, Pat MASSEL and Timothy LAGRAINGE; two great-grandchildren, Sam and Hannah RESTOULE; his special friend, Maxine MARKS of Seaforth one brother, Charles LADD of Ayr; two sisters, Bonnie COOPER of Palmerston, Florence and her husband Ross KUEHL of Southampton and brother-in-law, Roland DOUBROUGH of St. Catharines. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Jane LADD and his brother-in-law, Carl COOPER. Relatives and Friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Sunday from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Monday, March 20th, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Stanley DIEHL of Innerkip will officiate. Interment in South Easthope Cemetery, Shakespeare. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Building Fund of Shakespeare Presbyterian Church would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home by calling Page B5

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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-05-25 published
COOPER, David Brian
Who passed away in Wiarton, on Saturday, March 11th, 2006. David Brian COOPER of Sauble Beach in his 71st year. Beloved husband of the former Pat DAY. Cherished father of Jamie and his wife Yvonne, of Brampton. Caring grandfather of Brandon, Alana, and David. Brother of Glen COOPER and his wife Roxanne, of Glen Williams brother-in-law of Charlene MacCORMACK, of Port Carling. Sadly missed by his extended family, Bill and Mary SCHNEIDER, of Palmerston nieces, nephews and many Friends. Predeceased by his parents, George “Jiggs“ and Aileen COOPER; and brother Gary. Family wish Friends to join with them for a Celebration of David's Life and Tree Dedication at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home and Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041 on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 2 o'clock. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Vision 2002 or Bruce Peninsula Hospice would be appreciated and may be made through the funeral home. A Blue Spruce tree will be planted in the funeral home meadow in memory of David. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.whitcroftfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-16 published
COOPER, David
The Family of the late David COOPER would like to take this opportunity to thank friend relatives and neighbors for cards, phone calls, donations and food that was brought in. Also a special thank you to Thomas C WHITECROFT and staff for all their professional help. Everyone's kindness will always be remembered. Pat COOPER and Family,
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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-06-17 published
HUNT, Reta (née COOPER)
At her residence in Thornbury on Thursday, June 15, 2006 in her 100th year. Daughter of the late Edward and Lavina (EAGLES) COOPER. Reta was predeceased by her beloved husbands Norman HUNT in 1968 and George HUNT in 1999. Loved mother of Jim HUNT and his wife Mary of Guelph. Sadly missed Grandma of David HUNT (Judy McADAM) Jennifer (John) WABISZCZEWICZ; Jonathan (Aimee) HUNT; and Joanne (Erik) VELDMAN. Devoted Great-Grandma of Emma and Andrew HUNT Karen and Daniel WABISZCZEWICZ; Emily and Simon HUNT and Ryan, Monika, and Heather VELDMAN. Also remembered by step-children Sharon ROSS of London; Bonnie HUNT of Nepean and Bill HUNT and his wife Pat of Ravenswood and by their children Curtis ROSS Kimberley SIMS; Andrew HUNT, Tricia (Ryan DEWARS) and Steven HUNT and great-grandchildren Jake and Megan DEWARS and David SIMS. Predeceased by her brothers George, Clifton, Jim, Lloyd, Dolson and Carol COOPER and remembered as a dear aunt by their families. Family will receive Friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home, The Valley Chapel, in Thornbury on Sunday from 2: 00 until 4: 00 p.m. and from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Whately Rebekah Lodge No. 231 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 6: 45. Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Jim NEALE, will be conducted at Thornbury First Baptist Church on Monday June 19 at 11: 00 a.m. with interment at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery to follow. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Thornbury First Baptist Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-16 published
FRANCIS, Winifred Audrey (née GOODCHILD)
Formerly of Brampton, passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton, on Friday, September 15, 2006 in her 94th year. Loving mother of Audrey and Ted PENNY of Kincardine and Jean FRANCIS of Owen Sound. Cherished grandmother of Sally COOPER, Allen PENNY, Mark COOPER and Susan CAREY and great grandmother of Lily COOPER, Cameron COOPER, Katie PENNY, Carter PENNY and Jack CAREY. Winifred was predeceased by her husband Lesley. Cremation has taken place with a private service to follow. Memorial donations to the Covenant House may be made as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to Cameron Funeral Home, Walkerton (519) 881-1273.

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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-09-30 published
COOPER James
(Veteran of W.W.II, D-Day 1st Assault Wave; Juno Beach, France Lifetime member of Fort Garry Horse; Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6)
Peacefully surrounded by his family, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Friday morning, September 29th, 2006. James Joseph COOPER, of Owen Sound, in his 82nd year. Dearly beloved husband of Erland COOPER (née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT) and the late Doris COOPER (née NEGUS.) Loving father of Paul SMITH and his wife, Cathy, of Owen Sound, Greg COOPER, of Bradford, Kim BOWERS and her husband, Brad, of Owen Sound and Greg SMITH and his fiancé, Susan, of Whitby. Devoted grandfather of Christopher, Anthony, Kristen, Jennifer, Matthew, Mark, Britany and Elena. Jim will be sadly missed by his sisters, Isabel REID, of Kincardine, Elizabeth HERON, of Collingwood, Susan CALDWELL, of Kincardine and Sister Patricia COOPER, of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents, John and Isabel COOPER, his daughter, Lana COUTURE and his brother, John COOPER. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Saint Mary's Church, 554 - 15th Street East, Owen Sound on Wednesday morning, October 4th, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. with Father Pat GALLAGHER officiating. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (Travel Division), the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Lung Association as your expression of sympathy and may be made through the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492).

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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-10-27 published
COOPER, James
We wish to thank everyone for their concern and kindness in the recent passing of James. Special thanks to Doctors KUMAR, FLEMING/FLEMMING, MARSDEN and HUNSBERGER, all of the parameds and nurse Betty GREGG for all of the care extended to James. Thanks to all for food, cards, flowers and donations. We also thank Father Pat GALLAGHER for funeral mass and guidance, Brian Woods Funeral Home, Sally SARGEANT of Legion Branch #6 and Bugler Bob BELL.
Thank you all sincerely.
- Erland COOPER and family
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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-11-15 published
COOPER, Erland Leela (formerly SMITH, née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT)
Peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, on Tuesday morning, November 14th, 2006. Erland Leela COOPER (née ELLIOT/ELLIOTT,) of Owen Sound, in her 79th year. Dearly beloved wife of the late James COOPER (September 2006) and the late Donald SMITH. Loving mother of Paul SMITH and his wife, Cathy, of Owen Sound, Greg COOPER, of Bradford, Kim BOWERS and her husband, Brad, of Owen Sound and Greg SMITH and his fiancé, Susan, of Whitby. Devoted grandmother of Christopher, Anthony, Kristen, Jennifer, Matthew, Mark, Britany and Elena. Erland will be sadly missed by her sisters, Isabel JONES, of Lethbridge, Alberta, Doris BOYLE, of Thorold and Jean COURTNEY, of Niagara Falls. Predeceased by her parents, John and Evelyn ELLIOT/ELLIOTT; her daughter, Lana COUTURE; her sisters, Bea SUTHERLAND and Dorothy LOVE; her brothers, George and Jack (Shorty) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT. Friends may call at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, 250 - 14th Street West, Owen Sound (519-376-7492) on Thursday evening from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to service. A Funeral Service for Erland COOPER will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, November 17th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Saint Mary's Cemetery. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (Travel Division) or the charity of your choice as your expression of sympathy.

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COOPER o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-12-22 published
FINLEY- RUSH, Lillian Mae
At Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Thursday December 21, 2006. Lill FINLEY- RUSH of Meaford, in her 96th year. Wife of the late Collins MacDonald FINLEY and the late Jack RUSH. Beloved mother of Butch FINLEY and his wife Linda of Meaford and loving grandmother of Sean of London. Dear sister of John COOPER and his wife Merle of Meaford. Fondly remembered by Jack's family and her many Friends. Predeceased by a brother Reg COOPER and a sister Doris PARSONS. A memorial service and celebration of a life well lived will be conducted by Rev. Canon Ben BURRY at Christ Church Anglican, Meaford on Wednesday December 27th at 11 a.m. Interment of cremated remains will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford. As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.
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COOPER o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2006-04-26 published
COOPER--In memory of Shirley Cooper who passed away April 27, 2003.
Gone from us but leaving memories
Death can never take away
Memories that will always linger
While upon this earth we stay.
Remembered and loved by husband Burt and children Sandra, Marilyn,
Randy and families.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-14 published
BINNS, Stanley
Peacefully at Longworth Long Term Care Centre, on Thursday, January 12th, 2006, Mr. Stanley BINNS of London in his 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Mavis BINNS (2005.) Much loved dad of Jennifer GIGNAC and her husband Gilbert, Barbara DICKERSON and her husband Tom, Steve BINNS and his wife Rosemary, and Mike BINNS and Valerie WATTS. Dear brother of Ernest BINNS and Marion COOPER of England. Cherished granddad to 12 grandchildren: Caroline, Angela, Rebecca, Scott, Bradley, Jeffrey, Lauren, Stephanie, Heather, Tyler, Trevor, and Carly; and 2 great-grandchildren, Noah and Aiden. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, January 16th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. Cremation with private family interment of ashes at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Stanley are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-25 published
MORLEY, Frances " Fran" Marie (née BENJAMIN)
Peacefully at her residence on Friday, January 20th, 2006, Frances "Fran" Marie (BENJAMIN) MORLEY of London in her 52nd year. Beloved wife of Ralph MORLEY for 18 years. Dear daughter of Barb and Roy BENJAMIN of Wallaceburg. Dear sister of Martha SIMMONS and her husband Ken, Geraldine BENJAMIN and Beverly MYERS and her partner Dave all of Wallaceburg. Dear daughter-in-law of Kathleen MORLEY and the late Russell MORLEY of Exeter. Dear sister-in-law of Shirley COOPER and her husband Floyd of Exeter, Barb LOVIE and her husband Ken of Shipka, Ontario, Gerald MORLEY and his wife Cathie of London and Karen MORLEY of Bruderheim, Alberta. Also loved by many nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be conducted at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, January 26th, 2006 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Epilepsy London and Area, 123 St. George Street, Unit L 10, London, Ontario, N6A 3A1. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-10 published
COOPER, Angela
Remembering Today is your birthday
You would be sweet sixteen
We remember your beautiful smile
Leaving footprints in our heart
You are an angel now
We knew that from the start.
Love always, Mum, Elizabeth, Dad, Oma, Opa, Uncle Norman and family in Strathroy.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-26 published
KING, Russell J.
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter surrounded by his family on Friday, February 24, 2006 Russell J. KING of Exeter in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Isabelle (COOPER) KING (2001.) Dear father of Wayne and Wendy KING of R.R.#1 Exeter, Ruth Ann and Ken EAGLESON of R.R.#3 Parkhill and Eugene and Michele KING of R.R.#2 Dashwood. Dear grandfather of Gia and Jeff, Kevin and Adrianne and Brian; Jamie and Brenda, Andrew and Megan, and Michael and Dana; Cory, Joshua, Nathan, and Brandon and great-grandfather of Jared, Jasmine, Raven, Tamia, Cassandra, Tyler and Ronnie. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jean and Earl NEIL of R.R.#1 Exeter, Melba MAILLET of Goderich, and Alvin WILLERT of Arkona. Predeceased by his sister Edith. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Tuesday, February, 28th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Sheila MacGREGOR officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Zion United Church, Crediton would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-10 published
McCAULEY, Eloyce Marion (née DAVIDSON)
Died peacefully at her home, Kingsway Lodge, Saint Marys, surrounded by her children on March 9, 2006 in her 81st year. Long-time member of the Saint Marys Salvation Army and Saint Marys Legion Auxiliary and active volunteer in various community organizations. Loving wife of 50 years to Lorne E. McCAULEY who predeceased her on June 12, 1995. Cherished mother of Kevin and Gail McCAULEY of Saint Marys, Dave and Lin McCAULEY of London, Sue and Paul ROBINSON of R.R.#1 Saint Marys, Gayle and Kevin PAARDEKOOPER (COOPER) of Port Stanley and Wendy and Joseph ROY of Sarnia. Proud grandmother of Brenda and Dan METCALFE, Randy and Tina McCAULEY, Sandy TAYS, Shannon RUMMING, Angel WOODCOCK, Todd ROBINSON, Blake and Michelle ROBINSON, Kelly and Steve WHEELER, Dana and Brad KOCUS and Dawn ANDERSON. Loving great-grandmother of Derek, Dustin, Douglas, Stuart, Connor, Quinn, Luke, Jake, Raven, Dylan, Cody, Jillian, Zackary, Cormick and Larissa. Dear sister of Audrey and Paul LANDGON of Elora, Doreen and Jim WILSON of Harriston and sister-in-law of Jean DAVIDSON from Brussels. Predeceased by brothers Cleve and Cal DAVIDSON. Family and Friends will be received at the Saint Marys Salvation Army Community Church, 220 Queen Street, Saint Marys, on Friday, March 10, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted at the church on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 10 a.m. with Major Jim HANN officiating. Interment to follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. Donations to the Salvation Army or the charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, Saint Marys (519) 284-2820.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-14 published
JOHNSON, Helen Jean
At Alexandra Hospital in Ingersoll on Sunday, March 12, 2006, Helen Jean JOHNSON of Woodstock in her 82nd year. Beloved mother of Richard and his wife Nancy of Woodstock, David and his wife Lea of Allcona, and Paul of Woodstock. Loved grandmother of Lianne JOHNSON of Woodstock, Lisa PERRY of Woodstock, Holly JOHNSON of Shelburne, Stephen MARTIN of Woodstock, Amanda JOHNSON and her husband Michael PARSEY of Adelaide, Australia, Neil COOPER and his wife Merja of Toronto, Paul and Michael JOHNSON both of Paradise, Newfoundland. Dear great-grandmother of Whitney JOHNSON, Cassandra, Mason, and Breyden PERRY, Zachary and Zoe FRIDD, Callum and Angus PARSEY, Helen KEENAN and her husband Scott, and Niilo Cooper. Great-great-grandmother of Darrien. Jean is survived by her sisters Vera CLIFFORD and Viola HOOKSTRA, her brothers Verne JEFFERY, Ross JEFFERY and his wife Laureen, and Lorne JEFFERY, and by her sisters-in-law Jessie CURRIE and Joan DUFFY and her husband Pat. Predeceased by her husband David (2002,) sister Murle HIBBERT, and brothers-in-law Wilf and Richard JOHNSON. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock (539-0004) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 from 2: 30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 1: 30 p.m. with Pastor Ken CHARLTON officiating. Cremation. Interment in the Saint Mary's Cemetery. Contributions to the Alexandra Hospital Palliative Care Unit or The Family Church would be appreciated. On-line condolences at www.longworthfuneralhome.com.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-22 published
QUINN, Frank " Bud"
81 years, peacefully, on March 18, 2006 surrounded by his loving family. Devoted husband of 55 years to Dorothy (née MEYNS.) Loving father of Karen and George GURTINS, of Kitimat, British Columbia Frank and Alice, of Toronto; Ken and Sue, of Tilbury; Mary Ann COOPER, of Exeter (the late Mike 1996;) Diane and Fernando DA SILVA, of Bradford; John and Kathy, of Windsor; and David, of Burlington. Adored 'Papa' to 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Dear son of the late Frank (1948) and Mary Agnes (née MULLIGAN) (1958) and dear brother of the late Frances LAROCQUE (1988,) and Bernard (1974.) Dear brother of James and Mel QUINN, of Windsor. Dear brother-in-law of Frank and Doris DAYUS of St. Clair Beach, Dorothy MARTIN, of La Salle, Maria REAUME, of Tillsonburg and loving uncle to 24 nieces and nephews. Frank retired with over 30 years of service as an executive of C.K.L.W. Television and later the C.B.C. He served his community in many ways. He was a recipient of the Canadian Centennial Medal (1967) and the Paul Lutzeier Memorial Award as co-chair of the International Freedom Festival. He was a 55 year member of the Knights of Columbus and was a director of the Glengarda Child and Family Services for many years. A special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff of Metropolitan Hospital. Their compassion and care was greatly appreciated by Frank and his family. Visiting Tuesday, from 7: 00 to 9: 00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Marcotte Funeral Home and Chapel, 12105 Tecumseh Road, Tecumseh (735-2830). Holy Family Council #4386 K. of C. prayers Wednesday at 7: 00 p.m. and Parish prayers Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 9: 30 a.m. from The Marcotte Funeral Home to Our Lady of the Rosary Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10: 30 a.m. Fr. Gerry CAMPEAU will be the celebrant. A committal will follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, a donation to the Scarboro Foreign Missions or to the Canadian Food for Children would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Frank QUINN in the Marcotte Heritage Forest. A dedication service will be held on September 24, 2006. All are welcome. The family invites you to sign the Book of Condolence or to share a memory at www.marcotte-tecumseh.ca

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-25 published
BESWARICK, Donald V.
March 3rd, 2006 at 3: 30 p.m. in his 76th year. During a surgical procedure at Huron Valley Hospital in Michigan, Don succumbed to a brave courageous battle. Predeceased by his wife of 54 years Charlotte May Helka BESWARICK (2004.) Deeply and sadly missed by his daughters Ginny HEADLEY of Commerce, Michigan, her children Corey, Megan, Dale and Shana; Vicki COOPER son-in-law Bud COOPER, children Gary, Krista and Joshua; great-granddaughters Madison, Avrey and Ella. Also survived by his sister Thelma JOHNSTONE of London and his brother Jack BESWARICK of Nairn, Ontario. We will celebrate and reminisce on Don's life on Saturday April 1st, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. at Don's home in Westbloomfield, Michigan.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-02 published
COOPER, Donald Ernest
A resident of Chatham. Donald Ernest COOPER died Saturday April 1, 2006 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 78. Born March 27, 1928 in Chatham, son of the late Lawrence Robert and Louisa Alice (RAPLEY) COOPER. Don was a retired employee of Ontario Hydro. Beloved husband of 55 years of Mary Ellen (KNIGHT) COOPER. Dear father of Paul COOPER of Red Deer, Alberta, Brian COOPER and Sandy YOUNG of Calgary, Robert Scott COOPER and Brenda SWAIN of Ridgetown and Mark COOPER of Ingersol. Grandfather of Amy and Daniel COOPER of Chatham and Lauren COOPER of London. Friends will be received at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Monday April 3, 2006 from 2: 00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be celebrated at the Funeral Home on Tuesday April 4, 2006 with The Rev. John HODGINS of Holy Trinity Anglican Church officiating. Interment St. Anthony Cemetery, Chatham. Dontions made by cheque to the Lung Association or the Chatham-Kent Women's Centre appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
DEANE, Kenneth "tex"
The family of the late Kenneth "Tex" DEANE expresses their heartfelt gratitude for the support received since the passing of their beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin. To our extended family, Dave, Wendy, Devon and Dustin STRICKLER, Geoff, Cathee, Thomas and Kim EDWARDS, Rob, Debb, Brittany and Robbie CANN, LaRae and Randy KRIEGER, Austin and Joanne, Bob SCHWEYER and Vicky, Derek WOOD, Cam COOPER, Brad TRAVES, Kieran O'HALLORAN, piper extraordinaire Jim IRVINE, Brian HAYMAN, Dave HILL and the "Hayman weekend" crew, thank you for putting together the send off that he so deserved. We could not have endured the last month without you and understand all too well how difficult it was for you. To the members of the tactical rescue unit and Emergency Response Unit teams, thank you for preparing enough food for a small army. Special thanks to the Victory Branch Legion #317 especially Frank and Belinda and to the army cadets who directed the parking. Your kindness to the family of a fallen member will never be forgotten. We cannot adequately express our gratitude to Heidi and Paul of the Smith Leroy Funeral Home in Woodstock for our treasured Memory Book and memorial cards. Thank you, Chaplain MOCKLER for your inspiring words. We can never thank John MAITLAND enough for the moving tribute print that he has prepared and his effort in designing the website www.remembertex.com. We sincerely appreciate all of the contributions to the Ken Deane Memorial Fund, the "Roar for the Floor" Wall of Recognition at www.southalumni.ca and the London Regional Cancer Program. The unconditional support of our extended family when others have attempted to dictate otherwise will never be forgotten. We may have lost a brother, however we are part of a much larger brotherhood for which we will be eternally grateful. Stay safe! Catherine Deane and family

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
McCARTHY, Eva Elizabeth (née SELLS)
Of Kitchener and formerly of Saint Thomas on Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the Westmount Nursing Home, Kitchener, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Howard McCARTHY (December 7, 1997) and dearly loved mother of Carol and her husband Ken BROWNE of Mount Brydges and Susan and her husband Richard LIVINGSTONE of Kitchener and the late Wendy McCARTHY and mother-in-law of Dale THOMAS of London. Loved grandmother of Meredith and Matthew BROWNE, Laura THOMAS, Jennifer and husband Ron JONES, Brent THOMAS and Michael and John LIVINGSTONE and great-grandmother of Ian and Calium. Predeceased by a brother George SELLS. Eva was born in Pope, Manitoba, December 20, 1915, the daughter of the late Preston and Nellie (COOPER) SELLS. A private family service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Monday morning. Interment to follow in the Old English Churchyard Cemetery. No public visitation. Remembrances would be appreciated to the Alzheimer Society.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-08 published
McCOY, Helen (COOPER)
In loving memory of Helen who passed away April 9, 2005.
Don't think of her as gone away
Her journey's just begun,
Think of her as living in the hearts
Of those she has touched.
For nothing loved is ever lost
And she was loved so much.
Loving husband Bill and family.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-13 published
MUNGAR, Edna
Peacefully at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, April 10th, 2006, with her family at her side, Mrs. Edna MUNGAR of Saint Thomas and formerly of London, in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late Ernest MUNGAR (1989.) Loving mother to Kenneth (Martha) MUNGAR, Janet (Doug) BECKETT and Judy (Lawrence) COOPER. Dear grandmother to Kenny MUNGAR, Shawn (Tammy) MUNGAR, Shannon (Marc) CRANE, Dale (Kelly) LESCADRES, Tammy LESCADRES, Steve (Cheryl) COOPER, Chad (Amanda) COOPER Cheryl and Jamie HIND, and Lori and Jim FIERS, and great-grandmother to Rebecca, Alexandria and Carly MUNGAR, Hannah and Aiden CRANE, Kyle and Corey LESCADRES, Devony LESCADRES, Ashley, Tyler and Hailey COOPER, Kendra-Lynn COOPER, Rayle, Ryan, Jessica, Jaydon and Natalie. Also survived by her brother Leonard (Tilly) POWERS. Predeceased by her sister Pearl ADDLEY. Friends may call at the Needham Funeral Chapel, 520 Dundas Street, London on Monday, April 17th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass from Holy Cross Church on Tuesday, April 18th at 11 a.m. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Tributes may be left at www.mem.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-19 published
CUNDY, William Albert
Of Saint Thomas, on Monday, April 17, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Vera Florence (COOPER) CUNDY and loved father of Stephen CUNDY and his wife Starr of West Lorne and Martin CUNDY and his partner Theresa of Saint Thomas. Dear grandfather of Alyssa, Jenalyn, Jared, Taylor, Justin and Angie and great grandfather of Mathew and Camryn. Dear brother of Ronold, Leslie and Shirley, all of England. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Long time friend of Claire and Roy McKINLEY and special uncle of Lori. Special friend of Josephine ROBBINS and June and Jim BURROWS. William was born in London, England on October 20, 1923, the son of the late William and Louise CUNDY. He was a retired Tool and Die Maker and worked at Singer Control, Northern Electric and Weston's. He served in the Royal British Navy during World War 2 and was a former member of the Legion. The family will receive Friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate William's life will be held at the funeral home Friday at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place with the ashes to be interred in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army or to the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-28 published
LEFEVRE, Rosie (née LIERMAN)
Peacefully, with family by her side, at Maple Manor Nursing Home, Tillsonburg, on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, Rosie (LIERMAN) LEFEVRE in her 93rd year. Born in Gladstone, Michigan, January 3, 1914. Dear daughter of the late Maurice LIERMAN and the late former Alberta DEWITT. Rosie was a member of Saint Mary's R.C. Church, Tillsonburg and Saint Mary's C.W.L. Beloved wife of the late Gaston LEFEVRE (1990.) Survived by her devoted daughters Yvonne BOSSY and her husband Julien of Tillsonburg; Margaret DODD and her husband Andrew of Burlington; Patricia COOPER DE RYK and her husband Bob of London; ten adoring grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren loving sister Margaret DE CAP, South Middleton and sister-in-law Mary LIERMAN, Hamilton and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her infant child, Mary and her daughter Elsie JONES. Heartfelt thanks to the amazing nurses and caregivers at Maple Manor. Resting at the Verhoeve Funeral Home, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg until Monday morning, May 1, 2006, thence to Saint Mary's R.C. Church, Tillsonburg for Mass of A Christian Burial at 10: 00 a.m. by Rev. Fr. Matthew GEORGE. Interment in Tillsonburg Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations (by cheque only) would be appreciated to Saint Mary's Church or the Alzheimer Society. Visitation Sunday 2: 00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. C.W.L. Prayers will be said at 4: 00 p.m. on Sunday and Parish Prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-07 published
HOLMAN, Larry Lee
It is with heartfelt sorrow that the family announces the passing of Larry Lee HOLMAN age 59 years at his home in Tillsonburg on Saturday May 6, 2006 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband and best friend of 33 years to his wife Dorothy HOLMAN (nee: MAYO.) Dear father of Greg HOLMAN of Cambridge; Stacey (Jason) WARREN of Tillsonburg. Much loved "Papa" to Talim Rei WARREN. Dear brother of Lynda HOLMAN of Aylmer; Bonnie (Kevin) COOPER of Tillsonburg; Janet (Brian) WENCEL of Aylmer. Larry was predeceased by his father Clarence HOLMAN (1980,) and his mother Maxine HOLMAN (nee: CONNOR) (2003.) Larry was employed at TDS in Tillsonburg and Hagersville for 42 years. The family will receive Friends and family at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Monday May 8, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Larry will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday May 9, 2006 at 1 p.m. Rev. Margaret MURRAY of Avondale Zion United Church Tillsonburg officiating. Interment Springford Cemetery. At the family's request memorial donations (payable by cheque) may be made to Avondale Zion United Church. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-13 published
PALMER, H. Douglas
Formerly of Oshawa, Ontario, born on February 18, 1926, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 in London, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents Grace Valentine PALMER and Harry G. PALMER and brother-in-law William McLEESE. Father of Bryan PALMER (Joan SANGSTER), Blake PALMER (Kathi JAMES) and Brock COOPER (Laurence HEATH.) Grandfather of Beth, Cliff and Reid. Survived by sister Lois M. McLEESE, good friend Doris GUNESCH, nephew Douglas McLEESE and nieces Dale DANAHER and Karen ENGEL. Doug was an avid curler and golfer and active in standardbred horse racing as an owner and judge. After serving in the Canadian Armed Forces (1944-1946) he was employed by the John B. Stetson Co. (1947-1969). He later operated businesses in Exeter and London. Friends will be received at the Memorial Funeral Home, 1559 Fanshawe Park Road (east of Highbury) for visitation on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 from 7-8: 30 p.m. A private interment will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-22 published
TAGGART, Burbank Thomas " Tom"
At Parkwood Hospital on Saturday, May 20, 2006 Burbank Thomas "Tom" TAGGART (C.D.,) in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Lillian (SAWYER) TAGGART. Dear father of Diane BUCKLEY and Wilf ROSS of London. Dear grandfather of Ken BUCKLEY of Dorchester and Mary PEPPER of London. Dear brother of Frank (Amy) and Grove (Sharon) of British Columbia. Predeceased by brothers Jerry, Al, Les, Mickey, and Bill. Fondly remembered by special Friends Bob and Debbie VAILLANCOURT, extended family Mike and Shirlene ROSS and their children, and long-time friend Chuck COOPER. Tom will be remembered by all who knew him for his exceptional talent at scroll saw woodworking and his generosity of spirit. He was a proud veteran of the Second World War, serving his country in the Canadian Army Royal Canadian Corps of Signals from 1939-1946 (England, France, Germany and Italy), and from 1949-1969 (Canada, England, Northern, Central and Western Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East). The family wish to express their thanks to the Palliative Care Team at Parkwood Hospital for their care and compassion during Dad's final journey. Respecting his wishes, there will be no service, but a celebration of Tom's life will be held at a later date. Further information may be obtained by calling the family. Cremation with internment at Dorchester Union Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Parkwood would be greatly appreciated. Forest City Cremation Service, 675-0772.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-27 published
FEFCHAK, Barbara
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, London, with family at her side, on Thursday, May 25th, 2006, Barbara FEFCHAK of London in her 98th year. Beloved mother of Joe (Hilda) FEFCHAK of Oliver, British Columbia, Mike (Anne) FEFCHAK, John (Norma) FEFCHAK, all of Virden, Manitoba, and Dora (Tony) COOPER of London. Predeceased by daughter Annie and two daughters-in-law, Mary and Doris. Loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North on Monday, May 29th, 2006 at 3 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Barbara are asked to consider World Vision, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 2Y4 or Fingal United Church, Box 56, Fingal, Ontario N0L 1K0. E-mail condolences can be sent to: mail@westviewfuneralchapel.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-02 published
RIOUX, Marguerite
Peacefully at Bobier Villa, Dutton on Friday, May 26, 2006, Marguerite RIOUX in her 96th year. Wife of the late Thomas RIOUX. Dear mother of Madelyn SPIZAWKA of London and Leda COOPER of Sault Ste. Marie. Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Sister of Rose GODIN of Kitchener and Amy BYRON of Hamilton. Predeceased by her son Maurice RIOUX. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 3rd, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 86 Baseline Road West, London. Many thanks to the staff of Bobier Villa for their extraordinary care for the last 4 years and the Elgin County Council and Staff. London Cremation Services 672-0459.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-17 published
JEFFERY, Violet Emily (née SAMBELL)
At Elmwood Place Retirement Community, London on June 15th, 2006, Violet Emily (SAMBELL) JEFFERY of London in her 95th year. Beloved wife of the late William Earl JEFFERY (1984.) Dear mother of Mary Lois and Bruce COOPER of London, Larry and Jacquie JEFFERY of Aylmer, and David and Sharon JEFFERY of Sutton. Much loved grandmother of Keven JEFFERY and Marika HOE of Boston, Neil JEFFERY and Sonja LEAL of London, Megan Emily JEFFERY and Mark OAKES of London, Andrea JEFFERY and Dave FERRIS of Toronto, Nicole Emily JEFFERY of Sutton. Loving step grandmother of Randy and Marlene ROBINSON of Kingman, Arizona, Rick and Teresa ROBINSON of Phoenix, Arizona and Linda and Richard WEBBER of Salford. Special great-grandmother of Jada Violet LEAL, Felix and Xander OAKES. Survived by her sister Grace ASTLES of Burlington. Predeceased by her parents Francis Poole SAMBELL (1957) and Emily Louisa (RATHBONE) SAMBELL (1924) and 11 siblings: Florence McROBERTS (1975), Francis George (1897), Ethel May (1898), Francis "Frank" (1983), Benjamin (1968), William (1985), Sydney (1981), Mabel OUTRAM (2001,) Henry "Harry" (2001,) Albert (1983) and Herbert (1999). Violet graduated as an R.N. from the Ontario Hospital in London in 1932. She nursed in London, Whitby and Woodstock, before marrying in 1942, and spending 45 years in Dereham Centre. She retired from nursing at Parkwood Hospital in London in 1972. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Monday, June 19th, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Reverend Junior SORZANO officiating. Interment in Mount Elgin Cemetery, Mount Elgin Ontario. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Boys' and Girls' Club of London 184 Horton Street, London, Ontario N6B 1K8 or the charity of your choice. Online condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca "What thou lovest best is thy true heritage." (Ezra Pound)

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-24 published
COOPER, Dorothy M.A.
Peacefully at Grand Wood Park Retirement Residence, London, on Friday June 23rd 2006, Dorothy M.A. COOPER of London passed away just short of her 90th birthday. Lovingly remembered by her honourary nieces and nephews Lynn LEE and her husband Ron of Ilderton, Mark FARROW and his wife Lillian and Paul FARROW and his wife Louise all of London and their families, Kathleen SMITH of Kelowna, Marilyn WALKER and her husband John of Sarnia, Lila KELLY and her husband Brian of Ottawa and their families, and honourary grandmother of their children. Also survived by her Godchild Susan DENISOVS and Susan's father Ross CHAMBERLAIN, her cousin Margaret HAY of England, as well as her many loyal and good Friends. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will be held at the Church of St. Andrew Memorial, 49 Foxbar Road (at Wellington Road), London, on Monday June 26th at 2 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations would be appreciated to the charity of your choice. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-08 published
STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Ann
Peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 5th, 2006, Mrs. Ann STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of London passed away in her 81st year. Wife of the late Bill STEWARD/STEWART/STUART (1989.) Partner of Bruce MacGREGOR. Loving mother of Andrew STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of London and Peter STEWARD/STEWART/STUART of Toronto. Dear sister of Barbara TAILOR/TAYLOR and her husband Harry of New Zealand, Dorothy STEEL and her husband Peter of Wales, and Geoff COOPER and his wife Beverley of Carlton Place. A memorial service will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, on Monday, July 10th, 2006 at 3: 00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Inurnment at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-10 published
GEE, G. Russell
At the Woodstock General Hospital on Friday July 7, 2006, G. Russell GEE of Norwich in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Phyllis (COOPER) for 52 years. Loving father of Doug, Donna and husband Ernie KIRK, Kathy and husband Michael SMITH, Cheryl ROHRER, all of Norwich, Sue and husband Joe DE PAEPE of Langton. He will be missed by his grandchildren Melissa and Jamie TIRVA, Andrew ROHRER, Adam and Jessica SMITH, and great grandchildren Dorien and Taylor RICHES and Lauren HEMINGWAY. Brother of Marion and husband Bernard JAMIESON of London. Also missed by dear Friends Clarke and Brenda SMITH. Predeceased by granddaughter Pamela TIRVA, brother Aubrey, sisters Margaret and husband Fred WATSON, Bernice and husband Fred LONSBARY. Russ worked at the Co-op in Norwich for 28 years. Friends will be received at the Arn-Lockie Funeral Home, 45 Main Street West, Norwich on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Service to celebrate Russ' life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday July 11th at 11: 00 a.m. with Vi SACKRIDER officiating. Interment Norwich Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Woodstock Hospital Foundation. On-line condolences may be made at www.arn-lockiefuneralhome.com. Arn-Lockie (519) 863-3020.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-12 published
WILLERT, Joyce Doreen (née AIKENHEAD)
Peacefully, at her residence, on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, Joyce Doreen (AIKENHEAD) WILLERT, of Hensall, in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Harold WILLERT (1985.) Dear mother of Barb and Roy OESCH of Clinton, Richard and Susan WILLERT of Hensall, Pat WILLERT and John LANTZ of Saint Marys, Jerry and Joanne WILLERT of Hensall, Sharon and Earle ROSE of Stratford, Darlene GERBER and Rick RICHARDSON of Stratford, Bernice PETRIE of Stratford, Ervine and Ansberth WILLERT of Hensall, Barry WILLERT and Kerri GINGERICH of Zurich and Peggy WILLERT of Hensall. Loving grandmother of 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by a special family friend Jim COOPER. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Elizabeth FOSTER, Amy and Richard (Bud) HUNT, Jim and Eunice AIKENHEAD, Stew and Olive BROADFOOT, Freda AIKENHEAD and Beatrice RICHARDSON. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by her parents Jack and Reta (HARRISON) AIKENHEAD, one son-in-law Wayne PETRIE, one grand_son Doug RIMMER, brother Bill AIKENHEAD, sister-in-law Pearl KOEHLER and her husband Bruce and brothers-in-law Stan COLLINS and Ross RICHARDSON. Visitation in the J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen St. N., Zurich on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. in Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, Zurich. Pastor Ann KRUEGER officiating. Interment Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Elizabeth Health Care Foundation or Saint Peter's Lutheran Church. Condolences may be forwarded to www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Joyce WILLERT.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-15 published
FESUK, George
The family of the late George FESUK wish to express heartfelt thanks to all our dear relatives and Friends for their lovely cards, telephone calls, food, flowers, donations and visitation in the memory of George. Thank you as well to Rev. Ken TAILOR/TAYLOR for his support and service and to the pallbearers. Special thanks to Irene COOPER and Tinna SIMMONS from St. Elizabeth Health Care and to Deb SHARPE, his former nurse. Also, we appreciate the assistance of our close Friends who helped at the reception. We have taken comfort in the kindness expressed at this difficult time and in the memory and love of our dear husband, father and grandfather. Love, Elsie and family.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-20 published
MacDOUGALL, Mary E. (née KEECH)
A resident of Chatham, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Copper Terrace, Chatham on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at the age of 84. Born in Howard Twp., daughter of the late Wesley and Violet (WILSON) KEECH. Beloved wife of the late Ronald M. MacDOUGALL (1982.) Predeceased by her sons Robert, Wayne, Ken, and Douglas and daughters-in-law Dorothy and Carol. Loving mother of Gerry MacDOUGALL and Lennie of R.R.#3 Elgin, Dan and Louise MacDOUGALL of Windsor. Sadly missed by daughter-in-law Mary Lou MacDOUGALL of Dresden. Loving grandmother of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Bill and Donna KEECH of Chatham, Charles and Mickey KEECH of Glencoe. Also survived by a sister-in-law Olga KEECH, and several nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by sisters Peggy COOPER, Gwen SINCLAIR and a brother Roy KEECH. The MacDOUGALL family will receive Friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria Street, Thamesville on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday July 21, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Derek PARRY of the Thamesville United Church officiating. Interment Botany Cemetery, Howard Twp. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or Charity of ones Choice. Online condolences and donations may be left at our website www.badderfuneralhome.com " A Tree will be planted in memory of Mary MacDOUGALL in the Badder and Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp."

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-14 published
MILLS, E. Mabel (née DYKES)
Peacefully at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, September 12, 2006, E. Mabel (DYKES) MILLS of Saint Marys and formerly of Prospect Hill in her 87th year. Loving mother of Larry MILLS and Jayne of Poplar Hill and Donald MILLS and Patricia of Saint Marys. Proud grandmother of Sherry COOPER and Alan, Terry MILLS and Sue, Robert MILLS and Katherine MILLS and great-grandmother of Douglas and Samantha MILLS and Aaron and Brandon COOPER. Predeceased by her parents William and Rosa (RAYCRAFT) DYKES, brothers Floyd, Wilbur and John. At Mabel's request there will be no visitation at the Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be held at Prospect Hill Cemetery on Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Rev. John FRASER officiating. In her memory donations to the charity of one's own choice would be appreciated and may be made by calling the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel at 519-284-1480.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-17 published
GRIFFIN, Robert Kennedy
At his residence on Friday, September 15, 2006, Robert Kennedy GRIFFIN, age 80, of Sarnia. Bob was a life long area farmer, a member of London Road West United Church, an avid sports enthusiast, a past member of the Blackwell ball and hockey clubs. Beloved husband of Thelda Irene (HARDICK) GRIFFIN. Loving father of Linda MOORE (Ray), Murray GRIFFIN (Pat) and Laurie GRIFFIN (Sue). Much loved grandfather of Michael MOORE (Karen,) Kim MOORE (Dave,) Kathy NICHOL (Fred), Beckie DUNN (Andrew), Kelly REICHHELD (Dan), Sherri D'ORLANDO (Michael,) Jason GRIFFIN (Jennifer,) Michelle GRIFFIN (Dale COOPER) and Chris GRIFFIN. Great-grandfather of 17 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Jean PATRICK (Walter.) Brother-in-law of Ray HARDICK (Mary), Shirley the late Glen THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Dale HARDICK (Bonnie,) the late Lorne HARDICK and survived by Wilma and the late Ken HARDICK and survived by Joyce. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his daughter Deborah Thelda GRIFFIN (1963,) his brother Don GRIFFIN (Charlotte) and his father and mother Robert John and Ailene Rose GRIFFIN. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Interment in Blackwell Cemetery. Family and Friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home on Monday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sympathy donations may be made to the War Amps or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Memories and condolences may be sent on line to www.smithfuneralhome.ca

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-02 published
COOPER, Donald William (November 28, 1928-October 2, 2004)
Thinking of you. Love Barb, Rob, Deb, Dom, Mike, Marty, Alex, Kiera and Avery.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-04 published
SICKLES, Christine A. (née SICKLES)
After a lengthy illness on Monday October 2nd, 2006 Christine A. SICKLES of R.R.#2 Southwold in her 46th year. Loving mother of Monea, Milana and Dolly. Survived by siblings Milyard NINHAM, Bob NINHAM, Basil (J.B.) DOCKSTADER, Wanda DOCKSTADER, Dale COOPER, Regina SICKLES and Wendy SICKLES. Predeceased by her parents Isabel and Reginald SICKLES, and brothers Douglas NINHAM and Raymond DOCKSTADER. Will be sadly missed by aunts and uncles Blanche HUFF, Jimmy SICKLES and Arnold ANTONE. Best friend of Verna CHRISJOHN. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the home of Marlene SICKLES, 637 Hazel Road, R.R.#2 Southwold on Wednesday after 12 p.m. Funeral service to follow on Thursday from the Longhouse commencing at 11 a.m. Interment Longhouse Cemetery. Elliott-Madill Funeral Home, (519-264-1100) entrusted with arrangements.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-12 published
COOPER, Terry
Family of the late Terry COOPER wish to express their sincere appreciation to family, Friends and co-workers, for their prayers, condolences, floral tributes and donations. Special thanks to Paster David INNIS, Keith McCORKLE, pall bearers, McKinley Funeral Home and the staff at the Hemodialysis Unit, South Street Hospital and C.C.U. University Hospital of the London Health Sciences Centre. Your thoughtfulness and care will always be remembered.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-14 published
COOPER, Terry
Family of the late Terry COOPER wish to express their sincere appreciation to family, Friends and co-workers, for their prayers, condolences, floral tributes and donations. Special thanks to Pastor David ENNIS, Keith McCORKLE, pall bearers, McKinley Funeral Home and the staff at the Hemodialysis Unit, South Street Hospital and C.C.U. University Hospital of the London Health Sciences Centre. Your thoughtfulness and care will always be remembered.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-21 published
ABDALLAH, Ella Catherine
To all of those family and Friends, near and far, who helped us say farewell to our dear Mother and Nana, Ella Catherine ABDALLAH, thank you. Your flowers, memorial donations, prayers, and expressions of sympathy have meant so much to all of us. Mom was an extraordinary woman and it warmed our hearts to see that she was loved and respected by so many. Thanks again to the wonderful staff at Westview Funeral Chapel. And, although you do your jobs very well and we appreciate your support, we don't want to see you again for a very long time! To Father John, Mary Catherine BISHOP, the Choir and the Catholic Women's League ladies of St. George's Parish, Mom always loved your beautiful Church and we thank you for sharing it with her one last time. To Father Frank, the ladies of Sacred Heart Parish in Delaware, and Linda COOPER, we thank you for your spiritual care and comfort, especially in this past, difficult year since losing Dad. Mom always enjoyed the time she spent with each of you. And how can we ever thank the wonderful staff at Middlesex Terrace for their devotion For seven years you had the pleasure of Mom's advice and candor, sharing your Friendship in both the good times and the bad. Your love and care, especially during those last few days was more comforting than you'll ever know. We're certain that Mom now understands how very blessed her life really was and how all the suffering and all the love were meant to bring us together…to build character…to strengthen our family bond. May she find peace of heart in knowing that her life was more meaningful than she ever imagined and that her children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, family and Friends will miss her more than she'll ever know. - The ABDALLAH Family

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-31 published
IREDALE, Orville C.
(Perth Regiment World War 2 1939-1945)
(Life Member, President and Past President of the AN and AF Unit #265)
Peacefully at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, October 29, 2006 Orville C. IREDALE age 88 years. Loving husband of the late Myrtle A. (HERMAN) IREDALE (October 19, 2006.) Dear father of Grace KINBERGER of Saint Thomas, Robert and Jackie IREDALE, Norman and Jackie IREDALE all of Saint Marys, Orville IREDALE Jr. of Stratford and Ann Marie BURLEY and William of Saint Marys. Proud grandfather of Tom and Mary, Terry, Lisa and Larry, Angela, Tracey and Tom, Danny and Donna, Jamie and Olga, Chris, Tim and Susan, Jessica and John, Shaun and Mary, Tammie and Steve and Shelly-Ann. Sadly missed by 21 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Dear brother-in-law of Ida IREDALE of Saint Marys, Grace JONES of Woodstock, Ruth NAPIER of British Columbia, Ken and Elsie HERMAN of Exeter and Erma FINLAY of Stratford. Predeceased by brothers Wilfred IREDALE, Herson IREDALE and wives Kay and Edith, sister Freda MOORE and husbands Bill MOORE and Walter COOPER, sisters-in-law Irene STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Joan HOWARD, Hilda NASH, Dorothy McCANN, a son-in-law Fred KINBERGER, brothers-in-law Norval STEWARD/STEWART/STUART, Robert JONES, Arnold NASH, Robert HOWARD and Lloyd FINLAY. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Doctor Dalice SIM officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In his memory donations to Saint_James Anglican Church or Saint Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
McNICOL, Alvin Ernest
Peacefully at Exeter Villa, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, November 4, 2006 Alvin Ernest McNICOL of Elimville in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Ruby (PAFF) McNICOL. Dear father of Ken McNICOL and his friend Connie FORD of Elimville and Raymond and Alberta McNICOL of London. Dear grandfather of Alvin, Kenny and Tanya McNICOL all of Elimville, Tammi and Dwane SHAW of St. Catharines, Marty and Lori McNICOL of London, Jen and Derek LOCKER of Shedden and Brendan and Karen McNICOL of London. Dear great-grandfather of Alyssa, Alexis, A.J. and Hailey; Ryan, Brittany and Brayden Benton and Tyler; and Kyrie. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Kay COOPER of Exeter, Rena and Jim YOUNG of Egmondville, Bev and Jackie McNICOL of London, Doris McNICOL of Stratford. Dear uncle of Mel TEBBUTT and several other nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Jack and Eldrid and sisters Eileen TRAQUAIR, Velma DICK and Muriel MOFFATT. Friends may call at the Hopper Hockey Funeral Home, 370 William Street, 1 west of Main, Exeter on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 7th at 2 p.m. with Mr. Bob HEYWOOD officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hopperhockeyfh.com.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-11 published
COOPER, Carl Raymond
Peacefully at Saint Marys Memorial Hospital, with his family at his side, on Friday, November 10, 2006 Carl Raymond COOPER age 73 years of Zorra Twp. Dear husband of Donna (PALLISTER) COOPER. Loving father of Wayne COOPER of Zorra Twp. and Janice COOPER and John WAKEM of Lakeside. Proud grandfather of Jennifer and Josh. Dear brother of Roy COOPER and wife Glenna of St. Pauls. Dear brother-in-law of Lloyd PALLISTER and wife Wilemina of R.R.#7, Woodstock. Predeceased by his parents Milton COOPER and the former Myrtle MAINPRIZE and mother-in-law and father-in-law Lenn PALLISTER and the former Isabel TOD. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water St. N., Saint Marys on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Saint Marys United Church on Monday, November 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Richard HRYNIW and Pastor Irene RICHARDSON officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery. In his memory donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or East Nissouri Union Church would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Ball in Saint Marys Tele# 519-284-1480 Fax # 519-284-4661

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-15 published
McCALLUM, Ronald William
On Monday, November 13, 2006, Ronald William McCALLUM formerly of Glencoe in his 62nd year. Survived by his mother, Jennie McCALLUM, and 3…sisters, Edna GEROW (Charles,) Jean COOPER (Larry,) Dianne JOHNSTON (Gary) and by his family, Connie, Jeff and Jennifer, Tim and Steffani, and Julie and Omar, Brendan, Tristan, Sarah and Rylan. Predeceased by his father John McCALLUM and by 3…brothers, Murray, Melvin and Karl. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and Friends will be received at the Van Heck Funeral Home, 172 Symes Glencoe on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. A private family graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 18th at Dresden Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-29 published
DEVEREUX, Florence C. (née SCOTT)
A resident of Ridgetown and formerly of Orford Township, Florence C. DEVEREUX died at The Village Nursing Home, Ridgetown on Monday, November 27, 2006 at the age of 93. Born in Highgate, daughter of the late Frederick Samuel and Jane Catherine (CORNELL) SCOTT. Beloved wife of the late Lance DEVEREUX (1974.) Loving step-mother of Bill (Donna) HARRISON of Guelph, Ruth COOPER of Ridgetown and predeceased by Paul HARRISON, Walter DEVEREUX, Glenn DEVEREUX, Ralph DEVEREUX and Harold DEVEREUX. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Rose Marie DEVEREUX of Ridgetown and former daughters-in-law Carol Ann (HARRISON) BALMER of Thamesville and Heather HARRISON of Collingwood. Very special grandmother to Margaret Ann (Tom) JONES, Dan (Kaillee) HARRISON, Sarah (Justin) HARRISON- CRAGG and Paul HARRISON. Great-grandmother of several great-grandchildren. Sister of the late John SCOTT, Stella GOULD, Rose HARKNESS, Grace TRAVIS, Fred SCOTT and Verna SCOTT. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive Friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street, East, Ridgetown on Thursday from 7: 00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2006 from the Funeral Home with Pastor Lynn BROWN officiating. Interment Gosnell Cemetery. Donations, made by cheque, to The Village, Palliative Care or the Arthritis Society appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-07 published
EDWARDS, Ada Louise (COOPER)
Peacefully after a lengthy struggle with cancer on Tuesday, December 5, 2006. Ada L. (COOPER) EDWARDS of London and formerly of Parkhill in her 86th year, beloved wife of the late George L. EDWARDS (1997,) dear mother of Kenton, Jim (Faith) and Don EDWARDS all of London, grandmother to Cooper and Christopher EDWARDS. Ada passed away at home with her family at her side. The family wishes to thank Community Care Access Centre, Palliative Care Team, Mom's Personal Support Worker Elizabeth, Hospice Volunteers, Janet, Patty and Chuck for all their support during these difficult months. A memorial funeral service will be conducted at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill on Monday, December 11 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation ½ hour prior to the funeral service. Memorial donations to the Hospices of London, 837 Talbot Street, London, Ontario, N6A 2V7 Attention Kristen Loblaw would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-09 published
EDWARDS, Ada Louise (COOPER)
Peacefully after a lengthy struggle with cancer on Tuesday, December 5, 2006. Ada L. (COOPER) EDWARDS of London and formerly of Parkhill in her 86th year, beloved wife of the late George L. EDWARDS (1997,) dear mother of Kenton, Jim (Faith) and Don EDWARDS all of London, grandmother to Cooper and Christopher EDWARDS. Ada passed away at home with her family at her side. The family wishes to thank Community Care Access Centre, Palliative Care Team, Mom's Personal Support Worker Elizabeth, Hospice Volunteers, Janet, Patty and Chuck for all their support during these difficult months. A memorial funeral service will be conducted at the M. Box and son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street, Parkhill on Monday, December 11 at 1: 00 p.m. Visitation ½ hour prior to the funeral service. Memorial donations to the Hospices of London, 837 Talbot Street, London, Ontario, N6A 2V7 Attention Kristen Loblaw would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-11 published
MALIK, Elmer Alexander
Of R.R.#4 Saint Thomas, on Saturday, December 9, 2006, at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital at the age of 82. Loving husband of Theresa and loving father of Elmer MALIK Jr. and his wife Kathy, Jim MALIK and his wife Becky, Lynda and her husband Bill McCORMICK. Wonderful and proud grandpa of Tracey (Tom COOPER,) Craig, Melanee, (fiancé Gavin,) Scott (Sharon,) Rebecca (Steve GAGNE,) William (Jeanny) and Heather. Proud great-grandpa of Ethan, Autumn and Emileigh. Predeceased by his parents Mary and Jonas, sister Mary TOROK, children Richard Joseph and Joseph Richard and great-granddaughter Shelby GAGNÉ (July 2006.) Survived by sisters Anne TOROK of Michigan and Rose (Glen) LEWIS of Saint Thomas and a sister-in-law Betty VAGI. Predeceased by a brother-in-law George TOROK Sr. Elmer was born in Saurd, Hungary on March 10, 1924. He was a well known and respected tobacco farmer who loved farming (retiring in 2002). He was an avid supporter of the community and was a life long member of the Knights of Columbus (4th Degree) and of the Union South-Yarmouth Optimist Club. Elmer was a member of Saint_Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Port Stanley. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, Saint Thomas until Wednesday morning and then to Holy Angels' Church where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10: 00 a.m. Interment to follow Holy Angels' Cemetery. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 4: 00 p.m. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Cancer Society or the Alzheimers Society.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-13 published
COOPER, Norm
Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital, on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 Norm COOPER of Dorchester in his 82nd year. Beloved husband for 58 years of Doris (née HAMMOND.) Loving father of Ray (wife Joan) of R.R.#1, Putnam and Graham of Dorchester. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Sheri-Lynn WILLIAMSON (Dave,) Brad COOPER (Meaghan) all of Dorchester; Justace, Graham Jr. and Danielle (COOPER) all of London. Dear brother of Joan MUELLER (Asa) of Wisconsin and Gladys ELMES of Australia. At Norm's request immediate cremation. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Thursday 7-9 p.m. where the Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 12, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. with Rev. Art CHOLMONDELEY officiating. Interment of cremated remains at Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Donnybrook Branch gratefully acknowledged. A Legion Service under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #513 will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 7: 00 p.m.

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-13 published
PARKER, Clifford Glen
Peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, December 12, 2006. Clifford Glen PARKER of Aylmer in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Marion (LIGHTFOOT) PARKER. Dear father of Allan PARKER and wife Glenda of R.R.#2, Aylmer, Larry PARKER and wife Betty Jean of Ingersoll, Mary COOPER of Nilestown, Jack PARKER and wife Wendy of Tillsonburg, Dianne and husband Don HUSE of Aylmer, and Carol and husband Laird PASSMORE of R.R.#1, Aylmer. Loved by 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Brother of Carl PARKER and wife Donna of Aylmer and Hazel and husband Russell MITCHELL of R.R.#1, Straffordville. Predeceased by an infant son. Born in Malahide Township on January 23, 1923 son of the late Glen and Lulu (SHACKELTON) PARKER. Clifford was a farmer and worked for Malahide Township for twenty-six years. He was a building inspector for a number of years. Friends may call at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Rev. Norman JONES, officiating. Donations to the Richmond United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be made at kebbelfuneralhome.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-06-20 published
COOPER, Daniel
Of Strathroy, at his favourite spot, Cherryhill Beaches, Toronto, on Saturday, June 17, 2006, the Lord released Dan from his inner torment. He died at age 41. Cherished memories remain with his wife Elise (BAKER) COOPER of Strathroy and their children Jordan and Julianna. Also survived by his mother Roydena COOPER and step-father Brian SPEIRS, sister Virginia CONNOLLY and her husband Jerry, all of Beachville, and mother-in-law Helena BAKER of Strathroy, and brother-in-law to Brenda and Richard JURJENS, Ralph and Kathy BAKER, Audrey BAKER, and Marcia BAKER. Predeceased by his father, Edward COOPER and father-in-law Wes BAKER and friend and brother-in-law Peter BAKER. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Please call Denning Bros. Funeral Home, 519-245-1023, for information. Donations to the Strathroy Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Daniel.

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COOPER o@ca.on.peterborough.north_monaghan.peterborough.the_peterborough_examiner 2006-03-22 published
COLLINS, Norman Joseph
(World War 2 Veteran)
At Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Mary HILL and the late Florence DRISCOLL. Loving father of the late Jerry (2002) and his wife Marva of Port Perry, Larry of Peterborough, Kenneth and his wife Audrey of Lakefield, Neil and his wife Joanne of Peterborough and Lorraine COLLINS- MATT and her husband Dennis of Calgary, Alberta, Cavan LEPPER of Oshawa, Donna GIACALONE- MILLER and her husband John of Hamilton, Rosalyn LEPPER- SPENCER and her husband Larry of Peterborough, Cheryl STEVENSON and her husband David of Guelph, Maria LEPPER and her husband Terry COOPER of Oshawa and Kathryn DELONG of British Columbia. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Rosaline (née RICHIE) and siblings William, Fred, Joe, Rosaline MAHONEY, Leonard and Edward. Cherished grandfather of 28 and great grandfather of 17. Friends will be received at the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel, 600 Monaghan Road South, Peterborough on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers will be held at 4: 00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint_John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church (300 Wilson Street) at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2006. Interment to follow at Saint Peter's Cemetery. Donations in memory of Norman may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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COOPER o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-05-03 published
BAKER, Jean Elizabeth
Passed away peacefully at the General and Marine Hospital, Collingwood on Thursday April 27, 2006 at the age of 76. Beth of Stayner, beloved wife of Tom. Loving mother of Danny, Brian and his wife Winnifred and the late Debbie COOPER. Grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held in the Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home Chapel, Stayner on Saturday April 29, 2006 at 11 o'clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, donations in Jean's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information or to sign the online guest book, log on to www.generations.on.ca
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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-02-28 published
PECK, Robert Alfred " Bob" (1914-2006)
World War 2 veteran (Royal Canadian Navy)
Peacefully at Ile Bizard, Quebec, on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at the age of 91. son of the late Reverend Georges PECK and of his beloved mother, Marie-Louise (née BEAULIEU.) Bob is survived by his wife of 66 years, Fleda (Bunny) née BRILHART. Dear father of Evelyn REID (late Barry), Natalie CHAPMAN, Robert Jr. (Maria), Jon (Alena). Loving grandfather of Linda, Jeremy, Liam, Andrew, and Tomas, great-grandfather of Samantha. Uncle to George PECK of Vancouver. Predeceased by brother Georges (late Isabelle). Survived by his dear sister Hélène COOPER (Cyril) of Ottawa. Paul CHAPMAN was a loyal friend for many years. Lieutenant Commander PECK served in World War 2 as signals officer aboard LCI 118, part of 262nd Flotilla, Assault Force 'J' and took part in the D-Day invasion. He volunteered and served from 1942 until 1946. A McGill graduate, Bob started his career in 1935, became Supervisor of French for the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal, taught at Lachine High School and served as Vice-Principal of Riverdale High School until retirement in 1970. Among many other accomplishments, Bob co-wrote Le Francais Pratique in 1956 - a mainstay text in Quebec English-language schools for 15 years. Bob lived and taught in Africa (Nigeria, Algeria, Cameroon) for seven years. An inveterate traveler well into his 80's, he went alone by bus from London to Delhi through the Khyber Pass at the age of 75. The family extends its thanks to all of the staff of the Centre d'Hebergement Denis Benjamin Viger, and to his devoted caregivers, especially Nancy Durdon and her mother, Irene. Mario Amiot of the Liaison Centre at Ste. Anne's Veterans' Hospital and his colleagues welcomed Bob into their program and greatly enhanced his quality of life. The support of former Member of Parliament Clifford Lincoln will never be forgotten. A celebration of Bob's life will take place on Wednesday June 14th, 2006 at 4: 00 p.m. at the Centre Denis-Benjamin Viger, 3292 Cherrier in Ile Bizard. Interment will follow at the Field of Honour in Pointe Claire, Quebec. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Robert A. Peck Award for Excellence in French, c/o of the English School Board of Montreal, 6000 Fielding Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3X 1T4.
(LCI in the above text was the military acronym for Landing Craft Infantry)

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-02 published
Jack MATHER, Actor (1915-2006)
Veteran player of bit parts gave up mining coal in Alberta to become 'just about the best voice man' in movies and television
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Many know his face but few his name. A mainstay character actor, Jack MATHER appeared as the station master in Anne of Green Gables, the drunk in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television series King of Kensington, and the minister in Middle Age Crazy.
And while he spent a great deal of his career portraying characters on-screen, he began it by acting voices off-screen, on radio and television. As part of that, he brought puppets Dilly Dally and Flub-a-dub to life on the Canadian Howdy Doody Show.
"Jack was not only a member of the cast, he was a paramount member of the cast," said Alfie SCOPP, who played Clarabell the Clown on the show. "He was really a star in what he did. He was just about the best voice man I ever met."
The popular children's program ran for five years during the 1950s and followed the escapades of the puppet citizens of Doodyville, including its mayor, Phineas T. Bluster, and siblings Heidi and Howdy Doody. A studio audience of kids made up the Peanut Gallery, and each show began with: "Say kids, what time is it?" To which the gallery replied: "It's Howdy Doody time."
In addition to Mr. MATHER, James DOOHAN (later of Star Trek fame,) Larry MANN and Barbara HAMILTON all played key roles.
Not only did Mr. MATHER supply voices for the puppets, but he co-wrote some of the shows with Mr. SCOPP.
It was part of a career that spanned 60 years, during which Mr. MATHER made a solid living. "He was always there," Mr. MANN said. "You could depend on Jack and the Maple Leafs to entertain."
Mr. MATHER's resumé cites more than 2,000 television appearances during 13 years. He last performed, at 88, as Grandpa Max in the 2003 television movie Hunger Point. Often playing the nice guy, or the nice guy who goes mad, Mr. MATHER was particularly proud of his work in a death scene in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Campbells.
So well-known did he become that, in later years, he rarely needed to look for work. Instead, the work came to him.
His late success came from early persistence. Born in an Alberta coal-mining town east of Jasper National Park, Mr. MATHER grew up the second of four children in a family that owned a coal mine. As a child, he embraced his natural surroundings and attended local schools. As a young teen, he performed as a dancer at provincial exhibitions and appeared in amateur theatre whenever he could.
With few prospects during the Depression, Mr. MATHER became a coal miner. Following his shifts, he often drove to Edmonton to perform in theatre. In the early 1940s, he received a telegram from Esse Ljungh, a radio producer and director for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio in Winnipeg (and later the national supervisor of radio drama,) asking Mr. MATHER to work for him. With a wife and two young children at home, he accepted the offer.
"He said if he'd stayed in the mines, he would have died," said Janine MATHER, Mr. MATHER's daughter.
Regular radio and television work followed, and he moved to Toronto. Another move came in 1965 when he joined the exodus of Canadian actors who left for Hollywood because they were frustrated by the favouritism shown to British and American actors. On leaving Canada, Mr. MATHER left voice acting behind.
During his eight-year stay in Tinseltown, jobs sometimes came Mr. MATHER's way because he could ride a horse. He appeared in such shows as Daniel Boone, Bonanza and Gunsmoke. As well, Mr. MATHER, a lifelong teetotaller, often portrayed a drunkard or, benefiting from his ability with accents, a Norwegian cook.
A supportive Canadian expatriot community also saw him with work in Norman Jewison films. Agents helped, too; Mr. MATHER learned of work through rushed phone calls from telephone booths.
He returned to Canada just as the film scene was beginning to pick up, and he became part of it. Along the way, he wrote a series of short stories, never published, drawn from his Hollywood experiences.
Jack MATHER was born on December 8, 1915, in Mountain Park, Alberta., now a ghost town. He died on January 25, 2006, in Toronto. He leaves his wife, Kathleen, his son Grant, daughter Janine, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, Lorne, and daughter, Karen, predeceased him.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-03 published
GOLDHAR, Dr. Albert, M.D., F.R.C.S.
Peacefully on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at his home, with his loving family by his side, at age 79. Cherished husband of Bootie for 55 years. Loving father and father-in-law of Debbie MUNNINGS, Sharry and Robert WILSON, Linda GOLDHAR, Robin and Paul COOPER, Tracey and Werner OSTERMANN. Devoted grandfather of Ellie, Tara, Leslie, Brandon, Kyle, Kristin, Jenna, and Trevor. Dear brother of Morty GOLDHAR and the late Maxwell, Arnold, Harry, Sally, and Ida. Dr. GOLDHAR graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1949. He practiced the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Northwestern General Hospital from 1955 until amalgamation in 1997 and then became an associate medical staff member at Humber River Regional Hospital from 1997-2006. His many accomplishments include the positions of Chief of Staff (1977-1984) and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (1962-1978), both at Northwestern General Hospital. He served on numerous medical committees. He was on the Executive of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Toronto (1967-1970), was a Fellow of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, and was a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Our many thanks go to Dr. Lorraine WOOD for her compassionate care, to homecare nurse Rosemary, and to Dr. BRANDWEIN and Dr. KRZYZANOWSKA of Princess Margaret Hospital. Due to the care from his five children and his devoted and loving wife, we were able to keep him with us a while longer. At Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton) for service on Friday, March 3rd at 12: 00 noon. Interment Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Holy Blossom Temple Section. Shiva 126 Ava Road, beginning Sunday at 2: 00 p.m. and concluding on Monday evening. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation 416-946-6560.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-10 published
MacFARLANE, Dr. James Wallace "Wally" M.D., B.A.
Peacefully, at Maple Villa Long Term Care Centre in Burlington, on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn (Tebby) MacFARLANE (née LEPARD.) Loving father of John MacFARLANE and his wife Patricia of Waterdown, Annabelle COOPER and her husband Nicky of Toronto, Kathryn MacFARLANE of Brantford, and Bill MacFARLANE of Burlington. Loved grandfather of Taunya, Jason, Jessie, Maegan, Sarah, Jennifer, Dylan and Spencer and great-grandfather of Jaden, Spencer, Chad and Chantelle. Dearest brother of Grace SWAN and her husband Andy of North Hatley, Quebec, Andrina CARLTON of Dundas and Blakely MacFARLANE and his wife Betty of Hamilton. Wally graduated from McMaster University in 1938 and received his medical degree from the University of Toronto. He then served overseas as Captain with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp from 1942-1946. He enjoyed practicing family medicine from his home on Locust Street in Burlington from 1947-1995. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, (one block north of City Hall) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Saturday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 1371 Elgin Street, Burlington, on Monday, March 13, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Cremation will follow. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family. www.smithsfh.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-11 published
ROBINSON, Florence (née COOPER)
After a brief illness, the family sadly announces the peaceful passing of Florence ROBINSON on March 10, 2006, wife of the late Fred ROBINSON, mother to Elazer and John. Her daughters-in-law Shula and Diane, sister-in-law Ida, twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and Friends all share a profound sense of gratitude for the privilege of knowing her and the deep sense of loss. Services will be held at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. West, Sunday, March 12, at 1: 00 p.m. and following at Holy Blossom Cemetery, Brimley Rd.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-25 published
O'NEAL, Barbara (née SWANN)
Passed away, peacefully, at Unitarian House in Ottawa on 15 March 2006, at the age of 82. Barbara was born in Chungking, China, the first-born child of the late Doctor and Mrs. H.F. SWANN, missionaries with the United Church of Canada. She leaves behind brother Neil SWANN, of Toronto, and sister Carol IRWIN, of Sun City, Arizona. She was the loving, caring mother of sons Deems, of Surrey British Columbia, and Brian, of Gatineau, Québec. Barbara was also the much loved mother-in-law of Maggie O'NEAL, and Marthe VARY. Barbara's grandchildren, Noah and Aidan of British Columbia, Simone of Alberta, and Arielle and Caroline, of Québec, were her pride and joy and will miss her dearly. Barbara also leaves behind a great-grand daughter, Lucy, who has inherited her joyful and determined spirit. Barbara had a lifelong involvement in the visual arts. She and her husband, the late John O'NEAL, ran an art gallery in rural Nova Scotia that provided exhibition space for many young artists at the beginning of their careers. When the family moved to Ottawa in 1961, Barbara found work at the National Gallery of Canada where she was able to share her profound understanding of, and love for, art and artists with visitors to the gallery. She derived special pleasure from showing the Gallery's collections to young children who were the source of unrestrained enthusiasm and opinion about art, willing to say what adults could, or would not, say. Barbara also had an endless fascination for stimulating ideas, good writing and books, and people. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio and the New Yorker magazine were valued companions, and she encountered people who interested her wherever she went. Her interest in people was rooted in compassion and a desire for social justice for all in retirement, she did volunteer work, and was a staunch supporter of the New Democratic Party. In the remaining years of her life, Barbara lived at Unitarian House where she developed a close Friendship with Ray COOPER, who will miss her dearly. The family is profoundly grateful to the staff of Unitarian House for the care and support they gave to Barbara, and to Ray for the love and Friendship he provided. Barbara's Friends are invited to join her family in celebrating her life at a memorial service to be held at the Unitarian Church, 30 Cleary Avenue, at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 26, 2006. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's memory can be made to the National Gallery of Canada Foundation - 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4. /Au lieu des fleurs, des dons à la mémoire de Barbara peuvent être envoyés à la Fondation du Musée des beaux-arts du Canada - 380 promenade Sussex, Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9N4.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-30 published
COOPER, Marjorie Helen (née LICK)
Left us on March 28th in her 81st year. She passed on in peace and dignity at her Toronto home in the loving care of her family and Friends. Her family caregivers extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Giovanna SIRIANNI, Heather WHALEN, Marlene CARSCALLEN and Heather McLEAN for helping her through a mercifully brief and intense battle with cancer. Born in Calgary, educated at the Universities of Toronto, Ottawa and Carleton, Marjorie was known and admired for her elegance, intellect, dry wit and peaceful spirit. Betrayed by her body, her sharp mind continued her daily ritual of completing the Globe and Mail crossword puzzle until two days before she died. She also was able to enjoy most of the televised World Championships in both skating and curling. Marjorie is predeceased by Bill COOPER, her husband of 54 years, her brother Gordon LICK of Ottawa and her daughter Margaret CRAY of Holland Landing. She leaves four children, Ian (Toronto), Doug (Powell River, British Columbia), Judy EAST (Calais, Maine), Kathy (Lindsay, Ontario), and eleven grandchildren, Valery, Alexander and Patrick COOPER, Mathew, Devon and Caitlynn PIANOSI, Graham and Heather CRAY, Jocelyn COOPER, Merryn LUSH and Alyson EAST. She is also survived by her daughters-in-law, Karen COOPER (nee PIANOSI,) Kate SAUNDERS, Sandra WRIGHT and sons-in-law, Paul CRAY, Richard EAST and Stuart LUSH. She lived a rich, full life that had its share of both great joy and extreme hardships. A scholarship at the age of 16 took her to Trois Pistolles, Quebec for a French immersion experience, the memory of which she treasured ever after. She met Bill in 1941 on one of many hiking and cycling expeditions in the Canadian Youth Hostelling Association. She shared Bill's keen advocacy for the Canadian Youth Hostelling Association and hosted a chuckwagon-style Canadian Youth Hostelling Association information booth at the Calgary Stampede of 1942. Marjorie served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Women's Division working in Halifax during the war. With Bill and four other Friends, she went on a cycling expedition to New England in 1946 visiting Boston and Cape Cod. They were married in 1948 after both completed university. Her professional career included teaching sociology at the University of Toronto and she served as Registrar of Erindale College (now Utah, Mississauga) for many years, a job that she found deeply fulfilling especially when she knew she had helped students make difficult choices in their lives. After her retirement she focused on a quiet life of spiritual questing and fulfillment and never missed the full season of the Canadian Opera Company. Her community of Friends of Grace Church on-the-Hill meant the world to her. At Grace Church she was a member of the Altar Guild, the Cariboo Group, the Adult Christian Education Committee and she was the founder and moving spirit of The Book and Film Club. Serving as librarian, she was instrumental in the development and maintenance of the Church library. Her spiritual path also led her to become an oblate with the Sisters of St. Benedict in Erie, Pennsylvania. Her many contributions to the Church were recognized last Spring in the Award for Meritorious Service, an honour that, very quietly, gave her great pride. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2006, 11 a.m., Grace Church On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road with luncheon and reception to follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital or the Palliative Care Unit at South Lake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket where her daughter received such excellent care.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-31 published
SMITH, Eileen Frances (née COOPER)
By Joan NOTENBOOM and Peter NOTENBOOM, Page A20
Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. Born October 12, 1919 in Dryden, Ontario Died September 11, 2005 in Kenora, Ontario, of cancer, aged 85.
In 1935, in small town Ontario, it was almost unheard of for a woman to drive a car. Eileen's father, Frank COOPER, however, insisted that she learn to drive as soon as she turned 16 and taught her in his Model A Ford. With a driver's licence came a sense of independence, and it was a quiet, self-reliant independence that defined the rest of Eileen's life.
Eileen left high school two months shy of graduation to work in Dryden's general store. She met James SMITH when she was 20. Her parents did not approve of their marrying as he was Catholic and she was Anglican, so the two eloped in 1940. Jim and Eileen had three children, two boys and a girl. The family left Dryden in 1958 and headed west to Kenora, where they opened Smith's Grocery. The store soon became a staple in the community, popular for their quality meats, homemade sausages and the special holiday tradition: Eileen's homemade Christmas pork pies.
As with any small family business, running Smith's Grocery meant long hours and a lot of hard work.. Eileen helped Jim in the store, all the while looking after the house and the three children.
When Jim died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 58, Eileen kept the business going for four more years, eventually selling it to her son in 1975. She continued to work part-time in the store for another 14 years, finally retiring in 1989.
In her later years, Eileen made up for her early lack of vacations, taking the time to enjoy life by travelling extensively. In November, 1977, Eileen and her 88-year-old mother flew to Churchill, Manitoba, to visit her daughter and family. Being an adventurous person, she was easily persuaded to view the polar bears feeding at the local garbage dump as well as take a flight in a two-seater airplane to view other northern wildlife.
In March of 1979 Eileen also travelled to the high arctic settlement of Chesterfield Inlet, where her daughter's family lived. While there she had the unique opportunity to crawl into and explore an igloo made by an Inuit elder.
As a senior, she loved playing the slots at the casinos and was more often lucky than not. A voracious reader, Eileen consumed several books a week. To keep her mind active, she plowed through crossword puzzle books and was a faithful fan of Jeopardy, yelling out the answers to the questions from her chair in the corner. Two other passions were watching The Weather Network and enjoying a good hockey game on Saturday night.
She learnt to knit at a young age, and helped her mother provide the Red Cross with countless pairs of warm socks for the soldiers in the Second World War. Later in life, she picked up her knitting needles once again and began supplying the needy with hats, scarves, mittens and socks. Her family and Friends also became grateful recipients of her knitted items.
In 1990 she purchased her first brand new car: a red Ford Escort. Ever thrifty, she would never consider paying for needless extra luxuries such as power steering or automatic transmission. Her only concession was an a.m. radio -- but only because it had already been installed.
When Eileen learned that she had cancer, she took the news in her usual no-nonsense manner, never shedding a tear, even through radiation and chemo treatments. She lived on her own until a week before her death, when the cancer finally forced her into the hospital. Eileen was a steady support for her children, a wealth of wisdom, a good listener, a warm heart and above all, the best of Moms.
Joan is Eileen's daughter and Peter her son-in-law.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-12 published
COOPER, Annabelle (née MacFARLANE)
Died in Sunnybrook Hospital's Palliative Care Unit on April 8th, 2006. Survived by her husband Nick, daughters Sarah and Jenny, and beloved cats Charlie and Chico. A memorial service will be held at Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. E., Toronto at 11: 00 a.m. on Saturday April 29th. Instead of flowers, Annabelle requested donations to Wellspring Cancer Care (www.wellspring.ca), the Toronto Public Library, or the Chester Playhouse (800-363-7529).

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-13 published
RAICUS, Ethel (1920-2006)
Ethel RAICUS - artist, educator, scholar, translator, cousin, friend and mentor died Tuesday, April 11, 2006. Raised by her mother, Slaava, Ethel's passion for art began at an early age, inspired by Doris McCarthy and Arthur Lismer. One of the first women graphic artists in advertising, she later became a painter in her own right. Ethel was elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in 1963. Ethel was a woman of many passions. Her idealism for a Jewish state compelled her to live and work in Israel in the early 1950s. Ethel was a scholar who became principal of the Holy Blossom Hebrew School. Later in life, she honed her skills in Yiddish, translating stories for journals and a book collection. Ethel was an opera buff and travelled with the family to Vienna and New York to hear Adrianne Pieczonka sing. She was so looking forward to the Gala opening of the Canadian Opera Company, but it was not to be. Ethel was loved and admired by cousins Raizel and Sulie SPECTOR, Elizabeth and Neil COOPER, Bill and the late Bryna PARK, and Arnold and Dina SIMONOFF; the Kates family; and by her second cousin Mavis PIECZONKA and her family. Ethel crafted a life rich in experience and relationships she will be missed by her many Friends and colleagues. Ethel will be buried from Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street, on Sunday, April 16, 2006 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment at Holy Blossom Memorial Park. If desired, donations may be made to the Ethel Raicus Memorial Fund c/o the Benjamin Foundation (416-780-0324).

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-29 published
Trying to reconcile a man's life and death
Friends are wondering how a college student from a good family ended up shot dead by police, writes Anthony REINHART
By Anthony REINHART, Page A11
Toronto -- Until a couple of weeks ago, anyone who knew the real Shelton McKENZIE would have expected to find him out clubbing last night, toasting his 21st birthday on some Toronto dance floor in smooth urban attire and a fresh pair of Jordans.
Instead, his Friends dressed for a visitation yesterday at a funeral home in his hometown of Ajax, east of Toronto, to file past Mr. McKENZIE's coffin and wonder whether they really knew him at all.
Specifically, they've been wondering how Mr. McKENZIE -- who came from a middle-class suburban family, who worked as a produce clerk through high school, who had young women lining up for his ever-respectful attention, and who took police courses in college just last fall -- wound up shot dead by police this month.
It happened just before dawn on Thursday, April 13, near an upscale home in the Thornhill community north of Toronto, where the THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON family had just endured a home invasion robbery.
York Regional Police arrived as Mr. McKENZIE and another person fled in the THOMPSONs' pickup truck. Officers opened fire on the truck, killing Mr. McKENZIE. The second man ran off and holed up in another home and was arrested within hours.
Ontario's Special Investigations Unit, which probes deaths and injuries related to police, is still examining the killing of Mr. McKENZIE.
But York police have linked the two men to five home invasions in and around Toronto since late February, including the gunpoint robbery of Sherry COOPER, chief economist at BMO Nesbitt Burns, and her husband, Peter.
As she squinted through the murk of predawn to find two masked men standing in her bedroom, Ms. COOPER felt surprised, bewildered and terrified on the morning of March 13.
Police say Mr. McKENZIE was one of the two mud-splattered men standing before her and her husband. The pair had broken into the COOPERs' ravine-side home in Hogg's Hollow, an exclusive enclave in North Toronto.
They bound the couple with duct tape, ransacked the house and fled with cash, jewellery, computers and BlackBerrys.
Their masks, and the shock that gripped the COOPERs, made them all but impossible to identify.
"We refer to the 'old guy' and the 'young guy' when we speak to each other, or the 'big guy,' Ms. COOPER told The Globe and Mail, "and we're not even sure we're referring to the same people."
Ms. COOPER, 55, was also caught without her glasses or contact lenses. "I'm not blind without my glasses, but it was pleasingly fuzzy, believe me. I didn't particularly want to be 100-per-cent conscious."
She was conscious enough, however, to talk her way to some relief after one of the men, armed with a gun, pinned her to the bed.
"He said he wanted jewellery and I said, 'Let me show you… where it is,' Ms. COOPER said. "So, fortunately, that got us to stand up and walk in there" to where her valuables were stored.
The couple were led downstairs and taped to a pillar. One man stood guard, pointing a gun at them, the other combed the house, selecting items to fill his backpack and tossing others to the floor.
Asked whether either man seemed like a novice, or a junior partner, Ms. COOPER had this to say about the one who stood guard: "Until the very end I would have thought that he was more nervous, and that he wasn't as aggressive, he wasn't a leader," she said.
"However, at the end, I managed to get myself out of the tape, and it was that stand-guard guy that saw me. And then he grabbed me and, you know, pulled me up the steps and told me, now he's going to have to hurt me, now he's going to have to shoot me, and he threw me down on the floor and said he was going to have to shoot me.
"And it was the other one who said, 'Take her back downstairs.' So they just retaped us."
"There wasn't, like, a good cop and a bad cop; there wasn't a leader and a follower," she said. "They were brutal. They clearly hated us, just [because of] what we had."
But for the people who knew or encountered Shelton McKENZIE, nothing is very clear. No one -- from coaches and former co-workers to Friends and the police themselves -- has been able to reconcile the way he lived with the way he died.
"I really don't know how or why he became involved," Detective Sergeant Fred MOFFATT of York's holdup squad said, adding that police have seen more young people from trouble-free backgrounds jumping "right into doing robberies."
Sometimes the goal is to win acceptance from a gang. Others are dragged in by underworld creditors, such as drug dealers.
"I don't know if that's the case here, so I would never say that," Det. Sgt. MOFFATT said. "We're still investigating and still trying to figure out exactly where he comes from. But yeah, it's a mystery."
Mr. McKENZIE's parents, who have requested privacy from reporters, are "just blown away" by what happened, said Lance BROWN, their pastor at Refuge City Pentecostal Church in Ajax. "I knew Shelton. He was a great kid," Mr. BROWN said.
At the No Frills on Kingston Road in Pickering, Tony CORNACCHIA recalled how Mr. McKENZIE "always asked for as many hours as I could give him" in the produce department, where he was the most experienced part-timer, until he left the job a year ago. "I left him in charge quite a few times, on evenings and weekends."
Mr. CORNACCHIA remembered driving the young man home to his parents' relatively new house in west Ajax, where he lived with an older brother, a younger brother and a sister. He described the family as hard-working and strict, particularly the mother, who insisted that her son help pay his own way.
"It seemed like they were a very disciplined family," he said, and when he heard the news of Mr. McKENZIE's death, "I was surprised just like everyone else."
Ms. COOPER had trouble squaring the wholesome image of Mr. McKENZIE with the man who caused her to feel such terror that morning, a terror that she said has changed her life forever.
"It is inconceivable to me that some normal, 20-year-old, good kid finds himself just accidentally in this kind of situation," she said. "I have a son who's not much older than that and, honestly, I just can't even fathom how you get yourself in that situation unless you've been… involved with some real bad people for a while."
If that's the case, Shelton McKENZIE kept his secret life well hidden.
At J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate, where he graduated in 2004, basketball coaches Steve DAWSON and Mike McFETTERS stood in the gym last week, puzzled.
"Whatever happened, we didn't see it coming," said Mr. DAWSON, a middle-aged man who traded easy, good-natured jibes with the popular all-star nicknamed Springz for his jumping prowess.
Mr. McFETTERS said his star rebounder avoided situations that looked like trouble and could take a beating on the court without losing his cool.
"He wasn't a violent kid," he said, but acknowledged he'd seen Mr. McKENZIE just three times, for a total of about 20 minutes, in the two years since he left Richardson. The last time was just before Christmas, when the young man dropped by the school after his first semester in the police foundations program at Durham College in Oshawa.
Mr. McFETTERS said Mr. McKENZIE was conflicted over whether to continue his studies, citing the cost and the commute as challenges.
"If he wasn't sure what he wanted to do, he didn't want to go [back to college] until he could figure things out," the coach said.
With that, he asked Mr. McFETTERS about his wife and daughter, and congratulated him on the impending birth of a second child.
With his death, "there's just questions that I don't know if we're ever going to get the answers to now," the coach said.
Similar questions are circulating among Mr. McKENZIE's Friends, 236 of whom are linked to his profile on hi5.com, a Web gathering place. Since his death, many have posted photos and comments, written in the vernacular of on-line chat.
"i cant begin 2 understand y USA did wat USA did," wrote one. 'it wasnt ur thing… it wasnt like u. buh im not tryna hold nothing on u. Ire gota 4give u… even tho now ur gone 4ever."
Several young women claimed Mr. McKENZIE as their dream man, and gave accounts of long telephone conversations, nights out dancing, tender moments and hopes for a future together.
In an interview this week, Jennifer VIEIRA, 19, said Mr. McKENZIE's attractiveness was no mystery when she met him after the 2004 Caribana parade in downtown Toronto. He was not only well-dressed, but also a gentleman.
"He said, 'I'll call you in a couple of hours,' and he actually called me back later," she said. "He was coming off real. He wasn't being fake at all."
What was real and what was fake is sure to cross the minds of many at Mr. McKENZIE's funeral this morning, inside the Revivaltime Tabernacle in Pickering.
But inside the church and out, it seems, God only knows.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-05 published
COULTER, Mildred (née SCHNEEBERGER)
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre on Monday May 1, 2006 in her 99th year. Beloved wife of the late Lee COULTER. Loving mother of Karen BELANI of California and Doug and his wife Mary Lynn COULTER of Thornhill. Grandmother of Derrick, Amy and Karlene BELANI and Lara, Diana (Mark COOPER) and Richard COULTER Great-Grandmother of Derrick II and Kaya BELANI. Mildred was formerly a registered nurse of Genesee Hospital in Rochester, New York and a long time resident of Scarborough. A special thank you to the staff at Bayview Extendicare. If desired, donations to Sunnybrook Health Science Centre or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A private cremation will be held.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-19 published
PECK, Fleda " Bunny" (née BRILHART)
Eleven weeks after her husband's passing, Bunny followed him quietly and with dignity on May 9, 2006, surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her parents Mary (née PEABODY) and James BRILHART. Stead-fast wife of the late Robert (Bob) A. PECK for 65 years, beloved mother of Evelyn REID, Natalie CHAPMAN, Robert Jr. and Jonathan. Deeply missed by granddaughter Linda CHRISTIE, great-granddaughter Samantha, grand_sons Jeremy, Liam and Andrew CHAPMAN and Tomas PECK. She is fondly remembered by in-laws Hélène and Cy COOPER of Ottawa, nephew Georges PECK of Vancouver and Paul CHAPMAN. Bunny was a long-time kindergarten and elementary teacher on the West Island of Montreal. She was a dedicated volunteer with the provincial and federal Liberal parties. Bunny followed Bob to live in Nigeria, Algeria and Cameroun where her sense of humour and friendliness endeared her to all. Many thanks to her caregivers Nancy and Irene Durdon, Lena Martin and the many others, including the staff at the Denis Benjamin Viger Centre, who helped her through the difficult last years with love and respect. The family will celebrate the lives of both Bob and Bunny at a gathering on Wednesday June 14 at the Denis Benjamin Viger Centre, 3292 Cherrier, Ile Bizard at 4 p.m. A donation may be made in Bunny's memory to the West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped, 111 Donegani, Pointe Claire, Québec H9R 2W3, (514) 694-7090.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-26 published
SMALL, C. John
Peacefully on Wednesday, May 24, 2006. Dear husband of Jean, loving father of Christine, Margaret, Kathleen and Patricia. Dear brother to Charlotte DAFOE. Predeceased by brother Will SMALL and sister Dorothy COOPER. Sadly missed by sons-in-law Chris GREENSHIELDS, Mark TERRILL and Lloyd HODDER, grandchildren Anna, John and Janice GREENSHIELDS and David TERRILL, his many nephews, nieces and cousins. Career foreign service officer with the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce and the Department of External Affairs. Former Permanent Representative of Canada to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ambassador to China, Ambassador to Viet Nam, Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth and High Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei. Served Canada also as Trade Commissioner in the Netherlands and Hong Kong and following retirement, as Administrator for the Canadian Code of Corporate Conduct in South Africa. Born in Chengtu, China in 1919 to builder missionary Walter SMALL and nurse Lottie SMALL. B.Sc. from the Ontario Agricultural College, B.A. from University College, University of Toronto and honorary LL.D. from University of Guelph. During World War 2, served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 4 years on loan to the Royal Navy in the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean, the Normandy landing and in Australia. Long-time elder at St. David and Saint Martin Presbyterian Church, Ottawa and member of the Board of the Presbyterian World Service. Lifelong sports enthusiast and ambassador on the tennis courts as well as off. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Elizabeth Bruyere Centre from family and Friends. Memorial service at St. David and Saint Martin Presbyterian Church, 444 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, Wednesday, May 31 at 11: 00. In lieu of flowers, donation to your favourite charity.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-17 published
COOPER, Reed T.
Peacefully at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, on Thursday, June 16, 2006, in his 76th year. Loving husband of Jane. Cherished father of Sheila and her husband Steve McCUTCHEON, Lisa and her husband Richard RITSON. Devoted grandfather of Renée and Brenna McCUTCHEON. Survived by brother North and sister Juliet. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephew. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Doney Funeral Home, 318 Main Street East, Shelburne. Further information to follow in next week's paper. Donations to the St. Luke's Church, Rosemont, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-20 published
COOPER, Reed T. (1931-2006)
Died peacefully at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, on Thursday, June 15, 2006, in his 76th year. Reed's courageous spirit enabled him to live life to the fullest while battling cancer. As a loving husband and best friend to Jane, adored father by his two daughters, Sheila McCUTCHEON (Steve) and Lisa (Richard RITSON,) and grandfather to his 'best girls', Renée and Brenna McCUTCHEON, he will be greatly missed. He is survived by his brother North and sister Judy. As a child in his native Bermuda, Reed was introduced to watercolour painting. After his move to Canada where he attended Trinity College School and later McMaster University in Hamilton, he renewed his interest in painting. After graduation, although Reed pursued a 32 year career as a civil servant for the Ontario government, art continued to be a main focus in his life. During the 1960s he held two successful shows at a gallery in Toronto and one of his paintings from that decade was acquired by the National Gallery of Canada. Many of the works from the sixties were brought to life again in a retrospective art show in 2005 at the Dufferin County Museum and Archives. His later art continued to find inspiration from the landscape. Trips to England with his wife and to northern Ontario with his extended family provided endless opportunities for sketching and painting. As a thoughtful Christian, he dedicated much of his time to his church, serving as a warden at St. Clement's Anglican Church in Toronto and then after his move to Mulmur in Dufferin County, as a faithful parishioner of St. Luke's, Rosemont. His family and Friends will remember him for his gentle sensitivity, genuine kindness and his understated yet profound passion for what he cared about. You are invited to visit with the family at the Doney Funeral Home, 318 Main St. East, Shelburne, Ontario on Wednesday, June 21st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Luke's Anglican Church, Rosemont (Hwy 89) on Thursday, June 22nd at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Luke's Church or a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the staff who cared for Reed at the Cancer Clinic at the Southlake Regional Health Centre.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-18 published
Otto SIREK, Endocrinologist (1921-2006)
He was one of the last surviving scientists who worked with Charles BEST, the co-discoverer of insulin
By Carol COOPER, Special to the Globe and Mail, Page S9
Aurora, Ontario -- Otto SIREK's Friends joked that the year of his birth determined his future. The endocrinologist was born in 1921, the year insulin was discovered. But it was his ability, not his birthday, that led to Doctor SIREK's postdoctoral fellowship with Charles BEST. Recruited by the co-discoverer of insulin to join his lab, the Czechoslovak native came to Canada, along with his wife, Anna, then a pediatric surgeon.
The SIREKs' year-long stay became permanent, as did Otto SIREK's study of diabetes. With Doctor BEST as his personal and professional mentor and his wife as his research partner for more than 30 years, Dr. SIREK published more than 100 papers, many of them co-authored with Anna. He was one of the last surviving scientists who worked with Doctor BEST and, like him, became internationally renowned.
When the SIREKs arrived in Toronto on a snowy April day in 1950, Dr. BEST served as both the head of the department of physiology at the University of Toronto and the faculty of medicine's Banting and Best Department of Medical Research.
While Anna SIREK undertook research at the Hospital for Sick Children, her husband worked with Doctor BEST. By 1953, Doctor BEST and Doctor SIREK had contributed definitive knowledge to the understanding of diabetes: Before their studies, many scientists believed that insulin was the sole hormone responsible for physical growth and that all other hormones involved worked through the agency of insulin. The pair proved that, while insulin needed to be present for physical growth, some hormones, such as testosterone and growth hormone, acted independently of it.
The SIREKs, meanwhile, had put down roots and, at Doctor BEST's insistence, stayed in Canada. On his recommendation, they purchased a house 10 minutes from the university and around the corner from him. They lived there for 50 years.
Proximity to the University of Toronto helped with Doctor BEST's next suggestion.
Dr. SIREK's studies involved dogs in which hormonal deficiencies were created by the surgical removal of the pancreas and pituitary gland. Colleagues joked about his lack of surgical skills, so Dr. BEST brought in someone who had them.
Breaking the rules that said husband and wife could not hold positions in the same faculty or department, Doctor BEST insisted that Anna SIREK work with her husband. Carrying out research as her husband's equal as well as operating on the dogs, Anna slipped home to have lunch with their four children.
Playing on the original pronunciation of the couple's surname, shirek, Friends sometimes referred to the pair as Herek and Sherek.
"He was a good partner for life," Anna SIREK said. "He would share the work of the children. My husband supported me in every way I could have been supported."
The couple proved the only correct method to measure blood insulin levels was by the specific laboratory method called radioimmunoassay studied the relationship between pituitary growth hormone and release of insulin and glucagon, the hormones which control the blood sugar levels in the body; and the cardiovascular complication of diabetes.
Along with Mladen VRANIC, the pair determined that removal of the pituitary gland led to normal glucose production by the liver, linking one aspect of the high blood sugar with the pituitary gland.
On the birth of their first child, Ann, Doctor BEST advised the SIREKs that, if they raised their child properly, papers written by SIREK, SIREK and SIREK would eventually be published. One was.
Otto SIREK met Anna when both attended the same school in Bratislava, then in Czechoslovakia but now the capital of Slovakia. Otakar Viktor SIREK was born in that city, the only child of a land surveyor from Moravia and a woman from Vienna.
One of the girls became class president, with Doctor SIREK as leader of the opposition. Their political rivalry and keen competition for top marks became Friendship, and then love, as Anna and Otakar proceeded together through high school and then medical school at Comenius University in Bratislava. They graduated in 1946.
An award for top marks was offered by the president of Czechoslovakia. As it happened, both Otakar and Anna were equally deserving. The dilemma was solved by the university's rector, who suggested that, since in old Roman law husband and wife were regarded as one person, they should marry so both could receive the award.
They did. The award included a year of post-graduate study. The newlyweds moved to Sweden, where Otto SIREK began his research in diabetes and Anna SIREK hers in surgery. With the Communist takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1948, the couple's families encouraged them to stay in Sweden, where Doctor SIREK added the country's language to his English, German and native Slovak.
He began to publish internationally, attracted Doctor BEST's attention and was invited for a fellowship. In a lecture given to the Japan Diabetes Association in Tokyo in 1994, Doctor SIREK described Doctor BEST as a dedicated scientist and efficient organizer with little patience for bureaucratic excesses.
One of Doctor BEST's favourite expressions, according to Anna SIREK, was: "Otto, in your spare time, could you…?"
Under Doctor BEST, Doctor SIREK completed his PhD and began teaching. Eventually, he became a full professor at the university. Among other awards, Doctor SIREK was honoured with the Starr Medal of the university's faculty of medicine in 1958 and the Charles H. Best Prize for outstanding work in the field of experimental diabetes. In addition, he helped start the Canadian Workshop on Diabetes, a convention on the disease that was held nine times during 11 years. As well, postdoctoral fellows came to study with him, and he and his wife held many visiting professorships in countries such as Israel and Iran.
Otto SIREK retired in 1987. He donated his books and papers to a university in Shenyang, China, where a library is named for him.
A humble and deeply religious man, Doctor SIREK treated everyone equally and was universally well-liked. He loved opera, attending live performances and spending Saturday afternoons listening to it on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He counted among his Friends Karel ANCERL, a past conductor of the Toronto Symphony.
In the 1994 Japan lecture, Doctor SIREK also said: "I feel privileged that life has given me the opportunity to develop my intellectual and professional abilities in harmony with my wife, my most faithful ally. I am immensely grateful to Doctor BEST for providing an environment for peaceful and productive work."
Otakar Viktor SIREK was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, on December 21, 1921. He died in Toronto on May 5. He leaves his wife, Anna; children Ann, Jan Peter and Terese; and 10 grandchildren.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-07-18 published
Nina MORLEY, Professor (1909-2006)
Brilliant University of Toronto researcher's first supervisor was Charles BEST, with whom she co-authored an early paper
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Most likely, Nina MORLEY, a bright high-school graduate from Kamloops, British Columbia, found her life a bit boring. During the 1930s, discouraged from working or higher education by her parents, she spent her life playing badminton, participating in theatre groups and leading Girl Guides.
So, when offered a free place to stay in Toronto, Nina MORLEY, 10 years out of high school, headed east on a one-way ticket. Once arrived, she enrolled at the University of Toronto and eventually became a researcher there. Her first supervisor was Charles BEST, a co-discoverer of insulin; with him, she co-authored one of her early papers.
She taught at the university while continuing with her research in the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, part of the U of T's faculty of medicine.
Under the supervision of Arnis KUKSIS, she studied the activity of the lipases involved in fat absorption from the intestine and in fat clearance from the blood, resulting in a better understanding of one of the underlying causes of obesity, heart disease and strokes. Lipases are the enzymes that break down dietary or blood fats and free the fatty acids required for absorption by tissues.
Prof. MORLEY co-authored many papers published in leading scientific journals with Doctor KUKSIS, her final supervisor, between the late 1960s and late '70s. "Nina was a very determined, independent person," Doctor KUKSIS said. "There really wasn't room for supervision."
Nina Hope MORLEY grew up as the second of four daughters of an English lawyer and his wife. Not only did she excel in high school, but also at the U of T. The Globe and Mail reported in June of 1939: "Scores of scholarships and prizes studded the list with special kudos for the elect, none of them could match for sheer dramatic quality, the performance of Miss Nina H. MORLEY of Kamloops, British Columbia, who at 29, and after being out of school for 10 years, won the 1939 Governor-General's silver medal for highest general proficiency."
Prof. MORLEY, according to the reporter, said she had never thought much about going to university but, when the opportunity arose, she went out of curiosity and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Perhaps she had been influenced by a British teacher who once stayed with the MORLEY family. For at least 25 years, she corresponded with Christine Fonntaine, who sent her books as well as letters.
Prof. MORLEY supported herself through her degree by doing odd jobs and babysitting, graduating in 1941 in home economics. She interned at Vancouver General Hospital as a dietician and, in 1944, finished her master's degree at the University of British Columbia. The school hired her as an assistant professor of home economics.
"She was an excellent professor," said Evelyn SIMS, one of her students from that time. "She was compassionate and a great person. You could talk to her, any time."
At the same time, she worked on her PhD, keeping her research in one of the wartime huts that served as a classroom. When the hut burned down, her work went with it. Still, she completed her doctorate in home economics at Oregon State College in 1957.
From there, she took up research at the University of Toronto and stayed until retirement. After she retired, she stayed active with the university, proofreading and editing many papers. She also travelled extensively and took an avid interest in the history of the Middle East, even studying cuneiform.
She never married, perhaps because her British parents cared about the social status of her suitors, perhaps because the Second World War intervened.
Said a friend, Shirley FRASER: " She believed that everyone was put on Earth for a reason and that everyone, whether in work or in life, had it within them to live up to their full potential even if they had to be berated into believing it."
Nina Hope MORLEY was born in Kamloops, British Columbia, on December, 14, 1909. She died in Toronto on May 9. She is survived by her sister, Brenda.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-11 published
CASKEY, Helen " Jessie" Findley (née BULL)
Jessie CASKEY passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 9, 2006, one day after her 98th celebrated birthday. Predeceased by her loving husband Carl CASKEY, Jessie was the last family member of her generation. She was a loving mother to Mary Louise ASHBOURNE (Howard) of Weston, James CASKEY (Janet) of London, Peter CASKEY (Christine) of Ottawa, Karen CASKEY (Michael MILLER) of Mississauga, Alan CASKEY (Susan) of Waterloo and Jennifer COOPER (Gordon) of Etobicoke. Jessie will be sadly missed and always loved by her 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Aunt Jessie was very special to all of her nieces and nephews. Born in Weston, Ontario in 1908, Jessie remained a life long resident and was a member of Westminster United Church. A nursing graduate of Toronto General Hospital in 1931, Jessie volunteered at Humber Memorial for 40 years. Her favourite pleasures included reading and playing bridge, but above all, Jessie cherished spending time with loved ones. Always ready with a humourous remark and a twinkle in her eye, Jessie will be remembered for the laughter and joy she brought to her family. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (North of Lawrence Ave.) Weston, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 1 p.m. at the Westminster United Church, 69 William Street, Weston. In Jessie's memory, donations can be made to the United Way or a charity of your choice. 'As long as I'm living, my mother you'll be.'

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-11 published
COOPER, Virginia, S., B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Dr. Virginia S. Cooper died peacefully, at home, on August 27, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dear friend and companion of Lazo MIKIJELJ. Much beloved by Friends and relatives in England and in Canada. Her understanding and wise counsel will be missed by her many clients. A charter woman member of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, she was for many years active at its literary table and with its annual spring revues. A Director of the Tarragon Theatre and an active member of the Toronto Psychotherapy Community. A private memorial service has been held. Those wishing to make a contribution to a charitable cause in her memory are invited to do so to the Ontario Arts Foundation at 151 Bloor Street West, 5th floor, Toronto, on M5S 1T6 (attention Janet STUBBS) or to Woodsworth College, University of Toronto, 119 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A9 (attention Barbara TRACK,) where in each case, endowments for awards and scholarships will be established in her name.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-09 published
Virginia COOPER, Psychotherapist (1944-2006)
Gifted analyst who soothed the consciences of a cadre of Bay Street bankers, lawyers and executives was driven by resentment and haunted by guilt
By Alex DOBROTA, Page S9
Toronto -- The Toronto psychotherapist Virginia COOPER melded the adventurer and the poet within to tame the emotional torments of Bay Street. Working in an office filled with the scent of pink roses, she attracted Canada's top corporate brass. Investment bankers, lawyers and executive officials all fell under the spell of her soft-spoken ways.
But her success had come only at the end of a long and often unhappy quest.
Dr. COOPER's taste for adventure took her from an unhappy life as the manager of a family-owned fashion store in her native England, to the Mediterranean, as well as Africa and the Middle East. She wrote poetry and published a series of musings on the workings of the human mind. In later years, she designed theatre costumes for the Toronto Arts and Letters Club and sat on the board of directors of Tarragon Theatre.
Those who knew her appreciated her elegance in dress -- she preferred muted shades of brown and black -- and her knack for putting strangers at ease. She could relate to a teenager as easily as she could disarm the apprehensions of a jittery client. "She was always interested in people's behaviour," said John McKELLAR, a lawyer who became one of Doctor COOPER's closest Friends.
As a psychotherapist, she followed the Freudian method, spending long periods of time with her patients and weaving her practice around the themes of guilt and envy -- two forces that also shaped part of her own life.
Virginia COOPER grew up on the northern fringes of London in a small English town that happened to be home to MGM British Studios complex and to the Associated British Studios. It was there that 2001: A Space Odyssey, Indiana Jones and Star Wars were filmed.
The only child of a family of merchants, her parents owned two successful high-end clothing stores that also sold stage costumes. But during the 1960s, Virginia's father fell ill and lost his sight, forcing her to drop out of high school to help her mother at the store. While it was a twist of fate Doctor COOPER would resent for many years. She started out as a helper in one of the stores and, perhaps driven by bitterness, quickly took over the business from her mother.
"She always felt she was unsuited for business," said Doctor Yvonne VERBEETEN, a close friend.
She married a British man, but they were divorced within a year. During the 1970s, she began a relationship with a Syrian man. On a flight to Syria to see him, she sat next to her future husband, Kenneth OSWELL, then a Middle East regional partner at the accounting firm Touche Ross. The two chatted throughout the duration of the flight. "We were the last persons to leave the plane," Mr. OSWELL recalled.
They lost touch for several years only to meet again in London in 1976. They married the next year. By that time, Doctor COOPER had made up her mind to trade her small-town existence for a more exciting lifestyle at the side of a successful accountant who she would follow throughout the Middle East and much of Africa.
She sold the family business, her parents' only source of income, for £5,000, Mr. OSWELL said. At the time, the business had downsized to only one store that brought in profits of around £4,000.
Throughout the 1970s, Doctor COOPER discovered the joys of the Mediterranean from a base in Beirut where her husband was working. She often travelled to Athens to admire the classical monuments there and together the couple toured Africa extensively.
Dr. COOPER recorded her travel impressions in a series of poems that were published in Toronto in 1983 in a collection titled The River Within. One of her poems condemned apartheid in South Africa; another explored the Middle Eastern conflict through the theme of the 1976 assassination of the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon.
Amid growing unrest in the Middle East, Doctor COOPER and her husband departed for Canada in 1980, her conscience all the while troubled by having abandoned an elderly parent. "She felt guilty that she left her mother behind, and that she came here," Doctor VERBEETEN said.
It is not surprising that Doctor COOPER returned often to England, visits that multiplied during the late 1990s after her mother became seriously ill. Her death came after a protracted battle with stomach cancer, Doctor VERBEETEN added.
Mr. OSWELL had a different version of events. "She and her mother didn't get along that well," he said. "They had a long difference of opinions on many subjects."
By all accounts, Doctor COOPER never got over having to quit school and always wanted to pursue her education. In 1984, she followed her dream and enrolled at the University of Toronto.
In 1985, she was among the first group of women to be admitted to the Toronto Arts and Letters Club. The institution had been founded in 1908 as a men-only bastion and integration was daunting, recalled writer Margaret McBURNEY, who was part of the same group. "The majority had voted to have women in, but not everybody wanted us there so we treaded carefully," she said. For example, one particular man always sat a table nearest to the exit. "If a woman sat at his table, he could beat a hasty retreat."
Dr. COOPER weathered those tensions with characteristic grace. As a lover of books who enjoyed the works of Thomas Hardy and Emily Dickinson, she was an accomplished belletrist who could discuss the nuances of literature but who could also expound on the history of the First World War. "She just fit in quietly and nicely," Ms. McBURNEY said.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Doctor COOPER continued her pursuit of higher education and completed a masters degree and a doctorate in educational psychology. "She worked extremely hard," said Pat FAIRHEAD, a painter and friend. "She was intense&hellip She wanted it."
In the meantime, her marriage was disintegrating. She and Mr. OSWELL were divorced in 1990, around the same time she started her psychotherapy practice, and she channelled her energy into her work.
Her office mate described Doctor COOPER as a dedicated practitioner who went out of her way to accommodate the schedule of her clients. She never sought out the bankers and corporate officials that came to rely on her advice and care, Doctor Klaus WIEDERMANN said. They found her.
"Somebody who works with Bay Street bankers… has to be somebody who's not threatened," he said. "I think she was able to say, okay, these are [just] people.
"There were a lot of lawyers and bankers, but I think that had more to do with a circle of referrals. It means that she was able to work with people like that in ways that made them feel comfortable. She had the ability to make people feel very relaxed and welcome early on."
Dr. COOPER's work with a patient could span years as she attempted to uncover the intricacies of the mother-child relationship and how that affected the person's existence. This involved drawing from her own experience and personality to give direction to her work, Doctor WIEDERMANN said. She continued to treat clients until the very end of her life, carrying out interviews by telephone when illness confined her to her apartment.
"She was in some way trying to give meaning to her life," Doctor WIEDERMANN said. "It gave her a sense that she was doing something that was meaningful and beneficial to others. It gave her a sense that she was participating in the world."
In her will, Doctor COOPER gave $500,000 to Woodsworth College -- money she wished to be turned into bursaries for adult women who want to pursue higher education. She also donated $500,000 to the Ontario Arts Foundation for costume designers in mid-career wishing to enrich their craft in terms of research and travel.
Virginia COOPER was born in Borehamwood, England, on January 27, 1944. She died of stomach cancer in Toronto on August 27, 2006.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-24 published
SUTCLIFFE, William James
By Helen COOPER, Page A22
Accountant, carpenter, traveller, veteran, volunteer, family man. Born June 22, 1914, in Melbourne, Australia. Died April 7 of old age, in Kingston, Ontario, aged 89.
Jim SUTCLIFFE was a quiet man who rarely -- if ever -- talked about himself. Only with his death did many people who had known him for years discover the diverse and rich life he had led.
Soon after his birth his family moved to the village of Metung north east of Melbourne. He had an idyllic boyhood: He owned a pony and went deep-sea fishing often. The only part that he declared as unremitting torture was the six years of piano lessons.
Both his parents died when he was still a teenager. He moved back to Melbourne to live with his aunt and attend Scotch College. In the height of the Depression, his aunt decided he should take dancing lessons to gain some social graces, so she sent him to a teacher with a gramophone in the corner of an empty living room and a very limited record collection. He learned to shuffle to Shuffle Off to Buffalo for which he gained a full appreciation when he did visit Buffalo many years later.
Jim lived up to the image of the Australian adventurer when he and a friend took leaves of absence from their jobs to see the world; at that point, he worked in the business office of The Melbourne Herald. He landed in the office of Maurice FitzGerald of Donacona Paper Co. in Quebec City, having been given Maurice's name by his boss in Melbourne. Maurice arranged for his wife, Ida, and his niece, Margaret, to take him on a tour of Quebec et environs in a company car. Jim was obviously attracted to Margaret by other than her knowledge of Quebec history; he loved to tell the story of how he desperately tried to contain his amusement as the driver had to very politely interject on frequent occasions to correct "the facts" as told by Ida and Margaret.
Jim and Margaret were engaged in Quebec, then Jim had to rush back to Australia to enlist, as war had been declared. Margaret travelled out to Australia on her own and they were married in Melbourne in January, 1940.
Jim was trained in an armoured division that was originally supposed to be stationed in North Africa. With Japanese entry into the war, he was redeployed to the Solomon Islands and New Guinea where he told of the tanks getting immediately mired in the jungle mud. He was then transferred to the operation of barges.
It was the through the same Uncle Maurice that Jim got work at The Whig-Standard in Kingston, where the young couple had never been before. They bought a rundown house that Jim faithfully renovated, working very hard every weekend for years. They became vibrant contributors to the community through a huge array of volunteer activities. When their daughter was a Girl Guide having to learn semaphore, Margaret, then a Guide leader, persuaded Jim to teach the company. Word spread of this man's talent and he was co-opted by the Boy Scouts where he not only taught semaphore but became a full fledged Cub leader despite not having any sons.
Jim became general manager of The Whig-Standard. He also served in countless other volunteer activities: the Kiwanis Club, the United Way, the Chamber of Commerce, the Historical Society and Saint_John Ambulance amongst others. He would always agree to be treasurer.
In the 1970s and 1980s Jim and Margaret were able to return to their first passion of travelling, covering a lot of ground in the United States, the West Indies, Europe, China and Australia. For the past six years he had been in rapidly declining health but managed stoically to live independently with Margaret's devoted care.
Helen COOPER is Jim SUTCLIFFE's daughter.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-18 published
COOPER, Margaret Scott
Peacefully, in her 91st year. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Alvin John COOPER. During a life dedicated to education, Mrs. COOPER served as the Superintendent in charge of Advancements program in the Etobicoke Board of Education. Margaret will be especially missed by her nephew, John ROBB, and his family. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision Canada (1 866 595-5550).

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-24 published
BLACKMAN, Sydney
On Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at Humber River Regional Health Centre. Sydney BLACKMAN, beloved husband of the late Hilda BLACKMAN. Loving father and father-in-law of Ashley BLACKMAN and Sheila PAGE of Winnipeg, Deborah and Gordon KROFCHICK, and Cynthia BLACKMAN and Steven EVANS. Dear brother of the late Gertrude TANZ, Rose COOPER, and David BLACKMAN. Devoted Zaidy of Jesse, Harris and Michelle, Matthew, Evan, Jacinta and Cara. A warm thank you to the caring staff of Baycrest Apotex Centre and the emergency department at Humber River. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Friday, November 24, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. Interment Beth Sholom Synagogue Section at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 48 Ridelle Avenue. Memorial donations may be made to the Sydney and Hilda Blackman Endowment Fund c/o The Baycrest Centre, 416-785-2875.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-24 published
COOPER, Donald William
(Retired teacher, Toronto Board of Education)
Passed away on November 18, 2006 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Donald COOPER beloved husband of June CARSON. Dear brother of Jack and his wife Madeline. Loving uncle of Sandra and her husband Robert CERNICK. Great uncle of Matthew CERNICK. Fondly remembered by Gina, Trichsa and Marilyn DONOFRIO, Janice and Harry WILKINSON. Don was a graduate of Queen's University who had a long career as a secondary school teacher specializing in business education. He was former head of the Accounting Department at Eastern High School of Commerce, Toronto. He was also a past president of the Ontario Business Educators' Association. A private family service has been held. Interment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Trull "East Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1111 Danforth Ave. (1 block east of Donlands subway).

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-01 published
MURRAY, Amy Rose (1910-2006)
Passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 28th in her 96th year. Predeceased by her husband William, daughter Clara, and son Stephen. Survived by daughter Mary FOX (Peter,) granddaughter Sheri COOPER (great-grand_son Ryan) granddaughter Laurel GIASSON (Chris) great-grand_son Danny, great-granddaughter Sara, granddaughter Diane POINTER (Mike,) great-grand_son Michael. Amy will be missed by the many Friends she made while playing her favourite game of bridge which she was till able to enjoy until this year when she took ill. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the kind and caring nurses and staff at Leisureworld O'Connor Court. A private family service will be held.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-02 published
KLAPSTOCK, Patricia Mary (née BOLITHO)
Passed away peacefully at her home on November 28th after a courageous struggle with lung cancer. She was surrounded by her family and her beloved dog, Mallory. Pat was predeceased by her parents, Cecil and Violet BOLITHO of Sault Ste. Marie, and her husband, Ernie. She is survived by her daughters, Lisa KLAPSTOCK of Toronto and Krista (Christopher) COOPER and her two grandchildren Tatiana and Ford COOPER of West Vancouver, her sister Penny PERRIER and her brothers Norm and Don BOLITHO. Pat graduated from McKellar Hospital with her R.N. and continued on at U.B.C. where she obtained her diploma. She then taught nursing at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. It was in Kamloops where she met and married Ernie and raised her family. In 1989, they settled in West Vancouver. She is fondly remembered by her oldest Friends as "The Queen of Valleyview". She will be missed by so many, and remembered for her dignity, generosity and compassion. A Memorial Service will be held at 1: 00 p.m. on Friday, December 8th, 2006 at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. In Pat's memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die. Hollyburn Funeral Home. 604.922.1221 www.hollyburnfunerals.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-30 published
COOPER, Myrtle Rosetta (née MOORE)
Peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at the age of 84. Myrtle COOPER, beloved wife of the late Charles W. COOPER. Dearly loved mother of Richard and his wife Marilyn and Gordon and his wife Jennifer. Dear grandmother of Kevin, David, Caroline and Stuart. Loving sister of Pauline and her husband Jack STODDARD. Cherished Auntie Myrt of Linda GAMBLE and Diana TANT. Devoted friend to Janet MUNRO. Myrtle was a founding partner of Global Sensor Systems Inc. and was always interested in the business. She will be remembered for her sharp wit and wonderful pies. A private family service was held on Friday December 29, 2006 followed by cremation. Our heartfelt thanks to The Kingsway Retirement Caregivers and The Dorothy Ley Hospice Volunteers who cared for this special lady. Donations may be made in Myrtle's memory to The Dorothy Ley Hospice, 170 Sherway Drive, Toronto Ontario M9C 1A6 or to the charity of your choice.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-02 published
COOPER, Herbert James
Peacefully at the Tony Stacey Centre on Saturday, December 31, 2005, in his 97th year. Loving husband of Mary Ferne (WOOLLARD.) Dear father of Carol Anne. Special Grampy to Jamie and Christine, and Great-Grampy to Ryan. Served proudly as a Rifleman with the "Queen's Own Rifles" on D-Day. Friends may call at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.) on Tuesday, January 3 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Knob Hill United Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. Donations to the Knob Hill United Church or the Ryde Lake Camp c/o F. Sugawara, 66 Blaisdale Rd., Scarborough, Ontario M1P 1V8 would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-03 published
COOPER, Rabbi Samuel
Passed away on Monday, January 2, 2006 in Boca Raton, Florida. Loving husband of Lillian. Beloved father of Dr. Amiel (Lori) COOPER, Dr. Joel (Janet) COOPER and Jonathan COOPER. Beloved grandfather of Dr. Joshua COOPER, Jeremy COOPER, Dr. Jonas (Carly) COOPER, Jordan COOPER, Rachel COOPER, Daniel COOPER and Thea COOPER. Beloved brother of Ettie LUBIN, Bella COOPER and Elsie GOUWAR. Services Tuesday, January 3 at 2 p.m., Toras Emeth Synagogue, 1 Viewmount Ave. Interment Eitz Chaim section, Roselawn Cemetery.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-03 published
KNIGHT, Betty (née COOPER)
Suddenly, on Sunday, January 1st, 2006 at North York General Hospital at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Laurence KNIGHT (1994.) Loved mother of Rick and wife Dagmar and John. Dear grandmother of Erik and Britta. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Friday, January 6th, 2006 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 o'clock. Cremation to follow. Remembrances will be welcomed by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-10 published
MATTILA, Riitta Arja-Leena
Suddenly, on Sunday, January 8, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Pentti MATTILA. Survived by daughter Anita COOPER and son Paul and his wife Barbara. Cherished grandmother of Ashley, and Matthew MATTILA. Daughter of Laina BROMAN, and sister of Ritva KOSKI. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment - Pine Hills Cemetery. Should family and Friends so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-20 published
LEE, Catherine Anne " Cathy"
A remarkable woman passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2006, in her 69th year, after a brief battle with cancer. Cathy was a devoted member of Kingsview United Church, tireless volunteer and community worker for over 50 years. Wife of the late Roy LEE. Loving mother of Scott LEE and his wife Brenda, Linda PAWLOWITSCH, and Brett LEE and his wife Kym. Beloved grandmother of Thomas and Nicolas PAWLOWITSCH, Cooper and Kieran KELLOWAY- LEE, and Mackenzie LEE. Sister of Gordon COOPER and his wife Ruth of Flesherton, Craig COOPER and his wife Lorrie of Acton, Lorraine PHILLIPS of Toronto and Lenore COOPER of Mississauga. Cathy will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Cathy was passionate about helping people and was a friend to all. Relatives and Friends will be received at the McIntosh-Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Saturday from 2-5 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Kingsview United Church, 505 Adelaide Ave. E., Oshawa, on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Donations made in memory of Cathy to Kingsview United Church Care and Compassion Fund or Canadian Bible Society would be appreciated. Her legacy of love, faith, family and Friendship will carry us through.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-03 published
COOPER, Jean Elizabeth (née STEVENSON)
(July 24, 1924-January 31, 2006)
Our beloved Mother, cherished Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and devoted friend Jean COOPER passed away peacefully at Chinook Care Centre on January 31, 2006. She will be deeply missed by her six children: George (Jane), Len (Pat), Jim (Bernice), Roger (Deborah), Alan and Heidi (Roger); her twelve grandchildren four great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and many close Friends. Jean was predeceased by her husband of fifty-five years, Harry Edward COOPER, parents Thomas and Julia STEVENSON and siblings Norman, James and Hazel. Jean will be remembered for her many contributions to the United Church. She was an active member of the choir, the United Church Women's group, Friendship Club and took special pleasure with her role with the Church Cradle. Jean spent much of her married life supporting her husband Ed's Military career, often managing five energetic sons and a daughter on her own in Ed's absence. She relocated many times to Army Bases across Canada, spending most of her adult years in Borden, Ontario and in Calgary. Jean enjoyed travelling, especially to visit family, and frequently hosted Friends from around the world. Jean lived life to the best of her ability and faced the challenges life dealt her with determination and independence until succumbing to her battle with Alzheimer's. The family extends their gratitude to the staff of Chinook Care Centre for the care and compassion they provided to Jean; we cannot thank you enough. "She left us quietly, her thoughts unknown, Leaving us a memory we are proud to own. So treasure her Lord, in your garden of rest. When with us on Earth, she was one of the Best. Until we meet again." A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 10: 00 a.m. at St. Matthew's United Church, with Reception to follow in the Church Hall (2035-26A Street S.W., Calgary) and Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens (17th Ave. and Lower Springbank Rd. S.W., Calgary). Condolences may be sent through www.leydens.com. Donations in Jean's memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Alberta (218A, 2323 - 32 Ave. N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3). Arrangements entrusted to Leyden's Funeral Home, Reception and Cremation Centre, 304-18 Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Telephone 403-228-4422.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-17 published
ASTILL, Kenneth William, P.Eng.
(Retired, 30 years, Town Engineer, Town of Collingwood)
In his 66th year, suddenly while playing hockey on Wednesday, February 15, 2006. Ken, beloved husband of Barbara PERRAM, son of Margaret Astill WALMSLEY and the late Donald ASTILL. Father of Don and Connie of Hillsburgh, David and Lisa of Collingwood, Kelly and Steve NAGY of Georgetown, and Kevin and Michelle of Ravenna. Step-father of Jeff WHITE/WHYTE and Sheila WARDEN and Terri and Steve WILLMETTS. Grandfather of Jake, Donna, Zoe, Noah and Katie ASTILL and Elizabeth and Claire NAGY. Beloved Papa of Michael, Alyssa and Haleigh FERGUSON, Kathleen and Tabitha WILLMETTS and Paige WHITE/WHYTE. Son-in-law of Sarah (Ellen) BELL, and brother-in-law of Dr. Marion and Milton JEWELL, Betty and Wayne BUTTERS, Allan BELL and Carol PLATER, and Dr. Jim BELL and Elise COOPER. Will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, February 17, 2006 at Fawcett Funeral Homes - Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street, from 7-9 in the evening. A celebration of life service will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at Trinity United Church, 140 Maple Street, at 11: 00 a.m. If desired, memorial contributions in Ken's memory may be made to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation. Friends may sign the register book or leave comments for the family by visiting www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-02-27 published
COOPER, William Lewis
Peacefully at the Victoria Village Manor, Barrie on Saturday, February 25th, 2006. Bill COOPER of Barrie in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Lorraine COOPER (née SOUTH.) Loving father of Margaret and her husband Paul SAUNDERS. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jon and Kimberley. Dear brother of Doug (predeceased) and his wife Pat COOPER, and brother-in-law of Ronald SOUTH, and John and his wife Susan South. Loving uncle of Brent, Craig, and Meg. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (201 Minet's Point Road at Yonge Street) Barrie on Saturday, March 4, 2006 where a funeral service will be held in the Chapel at 1: 00 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-01 published
MUNRO, Barbara Marie " Bobbie" (née BENN)
Peacefully, at home on Sunday, February 26th, 2006 in her 74th year. Loving and devoted mother of Marilou and her husband Peter LANGENHAN, Stephen and his wife Shari MUNRO, and Andrew and his wife Susan MARTIN- MUNRO. Cherished grandmother of Catherine, Michelle, Michael, Thomas, Katelyn, Andrew, and Matthew. Survived by her dear sisters Catherine COOPER, Marian and her husband Bill ABBOTT, brother Bernard and his wife Marion BENN, and in-laws Carol and Michael KILLORAN. Bobbie will be missed dearly and fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and Friends. Friends may call at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles), on Thursday, March 2nd, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday, March 3rd, from 12 noon until 3 o'clock. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church (3220 Bayview Avenue), on Friday, March 3rd, 2006 at 3: 30 p.m. Interment to follow Saturday, March 4th, 2006 at Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Ontario, at 12 o'clock. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences www.rskane.ca.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-06 published
ARTHURS, J. Norman
Norm ARTHURS died with his family by his side at North Bay General Hospital, on Saturday, March 4, 2006 in his 51st year after a three year battle with cancer. Norm ARTHURS, of Powassan and formerly of Etobicoke, is survived by his wife Nancy HOLMAN- ARTHURS, his children James of Morrisburg, Evan, Lucas and Steven of Powassan. Norman was the son of Barbara (VANCISE) and the late R.K. (Ted) ARTHURS of Prescott, and brother of Joan BRETT of Belleville, Juanita ARTHURS of Prescott, Frances O'HALLORAN (Jim) of Prescott, Rob ARTHURS of Restoule and Jon COOPER (Johanna) of Maple. The family will receive visitors at the Paul Funeral Home, Powassan on Thursday, March 9, 2006 from 10: 00 to 11:00 a.m. The Memorial Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations may be made in Norm's memory to the Cancer Society. For more information, to request a Memory Card, or make a donation, please call the Paul Funeral Home, 705-724-2024.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-12 published
ROBINSON, Florence (née COOPER)
After a brief illness, the family sadly announces the peaceful passing of Florence ROBINSON on March 10, 2006, wife of the late Fred ROBINSON, mother to Elazer and John. Her daughters-in-law Shula and Diane, sister-in-law Ida, twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and Friends all share a profound sense of gratitude for the privilege of knowing her and a deep sense of loss. Services will be held at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. West, Sunday, March 12, at 1: 00 p.m. and following at Holy Blossom Cemetery, Brimley Road.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-30 published
COOPER, Marjorie Helen (née LICK)
Left us on March 28th, 2006, in her 81st year. She passed on in peace and dignity at her Toronto home in the loving care of her family and Friends. Her family caregivers extend heartfelt thanks to Doctor Giovanna SIRIANNI, Heather WHALEN, Marlene CARSCALLEN and Heather McLEAN for helping her through a mercifully brief and intense battle with cancer. Born in Calgary, educated at the Universities of Toronto, Ottawa and Carleton, Marjorie was known and admired for her elegance, intellect, dry wit and peaceful spirit. Betrayed by her body, her sharp mind continued her daily ritual of completing the Globe and Mail crossword puzzle until two days before she died. She also was able to enjoy most of the televised World Championships in both skating and curling. Marjorie is predeceased by Bill COOPER, her husband of 54 years, her brother Gordon LICK of Ottawa and her daughter Margaret CRAY of Holland Landing. She leaves four children, Ian (Toronto), Doug (Powell River, British Columbia), Judy EAST (Calais, Maine), Kathy (Lindsay, Ontario), and eleven grandchildren, Valery, Alexander and Patrick COOPER, Mathew, Devon and Caitlynn PIANOSI, Graham and Heather CRAY, Jocelyn COOPER, Merryn LUSH and Alyson EAST. She is also survived by her daughters-in-law, Karen COOPER (nee PIANOSI,) Kate SAUNDERS, Sandra WRIGHT and sons-in-law, Paul CRAY, Richard EAST and Stuart LUSH. She lived a rich, full life that had its share of both great joy and extreme hardships. A scholarship at the age of 16 took her to Trois Pistolles, Quebec for a French immersion experience, the memory of which she treasured ever after. She met Bill in 1941 on one of many hiking and cycling expeditions in the Canadian Youth Hostelling Association. She shared Bill's keen advocacy for the Canadian Youth Hostelling Association and hosted a chuckwagon-style Canadian Youth Hostelling Association information booth at the Calgary Stampede of 1942. Marjorie served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Women's Division working in Halifax during the war. With Bill and four other Friends, she went on a cycling expedition to New England in 1946, visiting Boston and Cape Cod. They were married in 1948 after both completed university. Her professional career included teaching sociology at the University of Toronto and she served as Registrar of Erindale College (now Utah, Mississauga) for many years, a job that she found deeply fulfilling especially when she knew she had helped students make difficult choices in their lives. After her retirement she focused on a quiet life of spiritual questing and fulfillment and never missed the full season of the Canadian Opera Company. Her community of Friends of Grace Church on-the-Hill meant the world to her. At Grace Church she was a member of the Altar Guild, the Cariboo Group, the Adult Christian Education Committee and she was the founder and moving spirit of The Book and Film Club. Serving as librarian, she was instrumental in the development and maintenance of the Church library. Her spiritual path also led her to become an oblate with the Sisters of St. Benedict in Erie, Pennsylvania. Her many contributions to the Church were recognized last Spring in the Award for Meritorious Service, an honour that, very quietly, gave her great pride. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2006, 11 a.m., Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, with luncheon and reception to follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital or the Palliative Care Unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket where her daughter received such excellent care.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-04 published
DOBROWOLSKI, Maria 'Mary'
Peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto on Saturday, April 1, 2006, in her 82nd year. Cherished mother of Irene COOPER, Eugene and his wife Darlene, Libby and her husband Glen PALMER, Sandy and her husband Rob DENT. Devoted grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her many close Friends. The family will receive Friends at the Doney Funeral Home, 318 Main St. E., Shelburne on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall, Hwy. 10 N., Shelburne on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Cremation. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated.

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-04 published
MILLER, Una (née COOPER)
Peacefully in her 96th year on Sunday, April 2, 2006. Loved wife of the late Howard MILLER. Dear mother of Frank (Muriel) and William (Maxine). Loving grandmother of Duncan (Donna), Bryce (Lori), Chantelle and Brandi, and great-grandmother of Lindsay, Sidney, Daniel, Brandon and Adrienne. Friends may call at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Wednesday from 6: 30 p.m. until time of service at 7:30 p.m. Donations to the Hospital for Sick Children or the Humber River Regional Hospital - Finch Site would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be sent to una.miller@wardfh.com

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COOPER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-07 published
COOPER, Velma Isobel (née LAWIE)
Passed away peacefully at Grove Park Home in Barrie on April 5th, 2006, in her 85th year. Predeceased by her husband of 64 years Ernie and brother Doug LAWIE of California and her parents Charles and Isobel LAWIE of Toronto. Velma will be lovingly missed by her family: daughter Susan (Ken KEEPING) of Vancouver and son James COOPER (Linda) of Oro; her grandchildren: Carrie (Rob MacGREGOR) of Vancouver, Robert DYCK (Allison) of Mississauga, Terri (Wil DONOVAN) of Beaverton and Brad COOPER of Oro; and her great-grandchildren: Samantha, Stephanie, Tatum, Bryce and Elyssa. Cremation has taken place and a Family Interment Service will be held Tuesday at Sanctuary Park Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In thanks for their wonderful care, memorial donations to the Grove Park Home, 234 Cook Street, Barrie L4M 4H5 or a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the G.H. Hogle Funeral Home, 63 Mimico Avenue, Toronto, 416-251-7531. Online condolences may be made at www.hoglefuneralhomes.com

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COOPERSMITH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-07 published
GOREN, Doctor Ralph
On Monday, November 6, 2006 at Stratford General Hospital. Doctor Ralph GOREN, beloved husband of Bernice (née COOPERSMITH.) Loving father and father-in-law of Stephen GOREN and Christine RAMM, Holly Goren LASKIN and John B. LASKIN, and Kayla GOREN. Dear brother-in-law of Harvey and Mrytle COOPERSMITH, and Gordon and Geri WINEMAKER. Cherished grandpa of Matthew, and Jennifer GOREN, Lauren LASKIN and David GLUCK, Jenna, and Max LASKIN. At Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West (3 lights west of Dufferin) for service on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Congregation Anshei Lubavitch, Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. Shiva 33 Hilltop Road, Toronto daily from 1: 00 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Doctor Ralph Goren Memorial Fund c/o The Benjamin Foundation, 3429 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M6A 2C3, 416-780-0324.

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COOTE o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2006-01-03 published
McCLEMENT, Isabelle
Isabelle McCLEMENT of Hanover, passed away at Rockwood Terrace, Durham on Saturday, December 31, 2005. She was eighty-two. Survived by children Rosemarie (Wayne) TREMBLE of Belleville, Jo Anne (J.D.) LYONS of Hanover, Spencer (Helen) McCLEMENT of Hanover, John (Debbie) McCLEMENT of Hanover, Donna (Steve) McSHANE of Australia, George (Lori) McCLEMENT of Burlington, Juene (Jim) HARVEY of Hanover, Grace (Brad) BOHNERT of Elmwood, Kim McCLEMENT of Hanover, eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also survived by a sister-in-law Dorothy RUSSWURM of Hanover. Predeceased by husband Robert, sisters Alma COOTE, Hilda KUENEMAN, Verna REAY and a brother Earl RUSSWURM. Visitation at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Tuesday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. at St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church, Hanover. Interment in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Saugeen Valley Conservation Memorial Trees would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Further information and register book available at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

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COOTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-30 published
COOTE, Elizabeth " Betty" Bertha (née BUSH)
Passed away in her home Thursday, December 28, 2006 after a long bout with lung cancer. Pre-deceased by her son Tom, is lovingly missed by her husband Jim (Alex), daughter Julianne, son-in-law John Tym and grand_son Jordan, cousin Hazel, sister-in-law Molly and other nieces, nephews and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered. A Memorial service will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Wednesday January 3, 2007 at the Saint_John's Anglican Church, 719 Dundas St. E. (Cawthra and Dundas). Charitable donations may be made to the St. Elizabeth Health Care. Arrangements entrusted to Tranqulity Burial and Cremation Services Inc. (905) 855-7565.

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COOTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-30 published
LEMM, Kenneth Edward
Peacefully with his children by his side, Wednesday, December 27, 2006 in his 69th year. Dad is in the hearts of his four children, Patti (Peter JOHNSON), Dianne, Carol (Dennis MOLONEY), and David. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Emily and Mitchell JOHNSON and Laura and Jack MOLONEY. Ken is also survived by his brother Doug (Gayle) and family and uncle Tom COOTE. Ken began his lifelong career in textiles with Dominion Textiles in Montreal, moving to J.P. Stevens, Cambridge Towel, Penmans and Griffiths-Kerr in Ontario. He truly enjoyed being self-employed with Lemm Enterprises for the past 10 years. Ken was blessed to have a very strong network of Friends within his industry. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ken will be held in the chapel of Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 96 St. Andrew's Street, Cambridge, (519) 621-1650 on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 11 a.m. A private family interment will take place at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Bridges Homeless Shelter in Cambridge.

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